Microsoft’s Beijing win causes concern

From the ZDNet: “’s reported US$3.6m contract win in Beijing has not been met with universal approval in China, where concerns over software from outside are growing.

There is growing disquiet about public sector IT contracts being awarded to Western vendors in China, a country long known for its fondness of and homegrown companies.

According to reports following news in the Beijing Times last week that Microsoft had won a three-year, $3.6m contract to supply that city’s municipal government, there is criticism that foreign companies are winning such business. ”

Thanks to Ellen Sander for this link.

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