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Finland and Estonia agree on close collaboration in developing cloud services in education

Finland and Estonia have agreed to work together to develop educational cloud services that will bring together electronic learning materials and learning applications, and will significantly step up both educational and technological cooperation. Krista Kiuru, Finland’s Minister of Education and Science and Jaak Aaviksoo, Estonia’s Minister of Education and Research reached agreement on this in Tallinn on Wednesday.

UK government plans switch from Microsoft Office to open source

Wednesday, 29 January, 2014 - 09:45

Ministers are looking at saving tens of millions of pounds a year by abandoning expensive software produced by firms such as Microsoft. Some £200m has been spent by the public sector on the computer giant's Office suite alone since 2010. But the Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude believes a significant proportion of that outlay could be cut by switching to software which can produce open-source files in the "open document format" (ODF), such as OpenOffice and Google Docs.

New digital public services will help Britain win the global race

Wednesday, 29 January, 2014 - 14:15

Sprint 14: The UK Government showcases digital services which are simpler, clearer and faster, explaining that it is on course to deliver new online services that are better for citizens and businesses, save taxpayers money and help Britain compete in the global race, Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude announced at the event in London today.

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