Microsoft, CICT drive interoperability with programs that foster local innovation

Posted: June 7, 2009 in Tech

In celebration of National ICT Month, the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) is rolling out activities that promote and strengthen the competitiveness of the Philippine ICT industry. Among these include the announcement of a new partnership that will improve operations and enhance the quality of solutions developed in the Microsoft Open Source Interoperability Lab.

The CICT partnered with We are I.T. Philippines, Inc. (Wit) to enable the interoperability lab with satellite-based Internet connectivity.

After announcing a series of broad-reaching changes that increase the openness of its products and drive greater interoperability and choice, Microsoft is following through on its commitment to deliver interoperability solutions with a series of local initiatives that spur local industry growth.

These initiatives support four interoperability principles outlined by Microsoft: (1) ensuring open connections; (2) promoting data portability; (3) enhancing support for industry standards; and (4) fostering more open engagement with customers and the industry, including open source communities.

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Comments
  1. Good thing for the country. I just hope that this will be put to good use.

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