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EU Commissioner Warns IT Buyers Against Vendor Lock-in

PCWorld - "Choosing open standards is a very smart business decision," she said Thursday at a conference in Brussels organized by Open Forum Europe.

"Public and private procurers of technology should be smart and build their systems as much as possible on standards that everybody can use and implement without constraints," she said, adding that this is good for the bottom line because it promotes competition between suppliers and prevents vendor lock-in. Read More