Public Sector ICT Procurement

Date and Time: 
7 November, 2010 - 17:15 - 18:00

In this presentation we consider the inability of many Swedish governmental organisations to communicate in open document formats, and report on policies on document format and ICT procurement related to office document processing. We find that there is limited or no evidence of consideration given to document formats when procuring software. The presentation highlights a lack of strategic decision making with respect to accessibility, and a resultant lack of transparency with respect to ICT procurement. The objective is to understand the influences behind established practice in decision making in Swedish municipalities, and hence help to explain earlier findings of a lack of engagement with the issue of document formats.

Room 3
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