The educational system in Austria is strongly influenced by Microsoft. The Austrian state is as dependent on the corporation as many others in Europe. Read more in GERMAN via Austrian “Falter”.
Throughout Europe, from Finland to Portugal, from Ireland to Greece, the information technology (IT) of public administrations is based on Microsoft programs. Munich for the last decade was a poster child of the open source movement. But the pressure to return to the Monopolist is high…Read more in GERMAN.
Microsoft seemed to be left behind by the big champions of Silicon Valley, Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook, that punctuate our days with smart-phones, tablets, supercomputers. But first impressions can be misleading. Microsoft is very present, it occupies a monopolist position as a public supplier. Europe is totally dependent on this single corporation, though reasonable alternatives exist. Read more in ITALIAN via Il fatto quotidiano (free / Part I and …
Like most european countries, Portugal depends on Microsoft to work with the data of the State and the citizens. This is an expensive dependency that also puts in danger the data security. Read more in PORTUGUESE.