EU public sector would save €1bn a year using open standards

European Commission

Open Standards

Open standards can facilitate cross-border eGovernment services

On 25 June, the European Commission presented a new policy which aims to help public authorities avoid dependence on just one ICT supplier and use standards in order to overtake the ''lock-in'' that is facing Europe.

The Communication released includes a practical guide on how to make better use of standards in procurement, in particular in the public sector, and including some of the barriers. Following these recommendations, the European Union's public sector could save more than €1.1 billi...

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