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Microsoft eyes hybrid open source approach to public sector work

Software giant says multi-platform environment that includes Linux operating systems and Android have driven it towards use of more open standards in how it provides technologies and services

Posted 26 October 2016 by

Latest headlines from our content partner 'Government Computing'Microsoft is increasingly looking at a hybrid approach that takes advantage of both proprietary enterprise IT and open source technologies for public sector projects to better meet the needs of customers in a multi-platform technology environment.

Michael Wignall, national technology officer at Microsoft UK, said that despite being a company long associated with proprietary software and technology changing user needs had facilitated a switch towards providing solutions that offer at least some open source components in the area of Android devices and other platforms.  One such example is in its work around development of the NHS Choices site.

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