Open systems and SAA: a letter from America helps clear the air
The Canberra Times, 11 December, 1989
SEVERAL aspects of the Department of Defence's project DESINE and Supply Systems Redevelopment Project contracts were examined by the Public Accounts Committee last Friday.
... (on IBM policy of only renting mainframe software with arbitrary increases -
"... The Australian Taxation Office is about convert its software from a proprietary Control Data environment to a proprietary IBM environment at a cost reputed to be fifty million dollars. Why not convert to an open environment?
Although the Defence Department has some hundreds of open systems plus proprietary mainframe systems, there is pressure to adopt proprietary systems throughout the Department, that is to IBM PS/2 and mainframes. Again, tremendous conversion and on-
If the Federal Government were now to mandate a move to a POSIX-
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