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Open source and Internet of Things can save public sector millions

Edward Qualtrough | Nov. 25, 2014
Camden Council CIO says disrupting the vendor market and working closely with other councils can save the government millions.

White IoT and open source software offer a part of the solution, Jackson said that a cultural shift to a more open and collaborative way of local government organisations communicating which help the public sector.

Jackson said: "Let's open source our apps and harness the power of the crowd. But this is fundamentally a move around collaboration.

"It makes absolute sense for us to share code; of course collaboration is better than paying for the same thing many times over.

"We need to redefine the market by disrupting medieval markets, we need to challenge the doom and gloom merchants, , and it's important for CIOs to stand up to that and to be resilient," Jackson added.


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