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Department of Defense

Stop Paying Twice for Windows

We buy computers from Dell. Each computer comes with a license from Microsoft. (Sticker with license key) We then buy an Enterprise license to install Windows (any version) on that computer. Dell sells computers without Windows. We can buy our computers without Microsoft licenses, and then install our Enterprise software. (Volume Licensing)

We never use the preinstalled version, and we never use the license key we pay... more »

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SAAS, Use it! Just like you did with ideascale!

The government has become uncomfortable with the concepts of IT risk, we rarely develop tools in house and we are all to comfortable to pay contractors to develop something that we then pay them to sustain.

The incentives are wrong, we lock ourselves in with software organizations and large contractor software development houses.

Use smaller, leaner organizations that approach a single problem and solve it well, stop... more »

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Eliminate Brand Name Software in Favor of Open Standards SW

There is no need to spend top dollar on software such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Professional for every employee when there are lower cost (even free) alternatives out there that will satisfy the needs of 90%+ of users.

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MIcrosoft Office - why do all employees need the full suite purchased when all they need is Word or Excel? Dump the cost and go with OpenOffice or IBM Symphony (free).

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Software as a service and centralized license management

The government should look into the cost savings of utilizing software as a service (SaaS) and volume licensing for software used governemnt wide. The amount of duplicative effort and resources consumed is ridiculous. In regards to SaaS, the quantity of licenses required would be less, because you don't have a full workforce everyday. furthermore, a there are a lot of users that don't use every application on their... more »

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