[clug] OT: Congratulations Caroline...

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Mon Oct 27 04:19:22 GMT 2008

David Tulloh wrote:
> Michael Still wrote:
>> http://www.stillhq.com/diary/001102.html
>> So, as best as I can tell its about $70 million annually on Microsoft
>> stuff for the Commonwealth departments alone.
>> Miakl
> I think some of your calculations are off, for example the biggest entry
> is the $11.7M Defence contract.  I found that as Defence item 24227. 
> It's listed as covering an expected duration of 1226 days, a bit over
> three years.  That's about 1.7M for six months.
> It also shows how this is really small stuff for the Commonwealth though.
> Scanning through, Defence is providing IBM with $88.7M for a three year
> software licence, there's also an IBM training contract for $107M and
> roughly 33 other IBM contracts.  I also saw over $850k going to VMWare,
> all those contracts were one year or less.

That's entirely possible. I did find these documents quite opaque. I 
welcome alternate analyses.


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