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Haarlam (Netherlands)

The city of Haarlem – capital of North Holland – has migrated 2000 desktops to OpenOffice (which supports the OpenDocument format). Jan van de Straat, Director of R&D for the city, found that OpenOffice did not lack any functionality that was used and needed by the city’s employees. The city found its costs for training, development and migration to OpenOffice to be 50 000 euro, roughly 90% lower than its licence costs for an upgrade to Microsoft Office 2000. Focus Areas: BPEL | DITA | ebXML | IDtrust | OpenDocument | SAML | UBL | UDDI
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