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The new Portuguese strategy for ICT

ESOP has recently become acquainted with the Global Strategic Plan to Rationalize and Decrease ICT Costs in Public Administration, a document made available by the Portuguese Government [1]. This effort is lead by Project Group for Information and Communication Technologies (PGICT), a special project group created by a resolution of the Council of Ministers ( 46/2001).

Whether or not the strategic plan exists only as a consequence of the Portuguese financial situation ESOP considers this to be is an ambitious initiative which, generally speaking, points in the right direction. The concept of ICT optimization must be kept, whatever the financial conditions are.

Having taken part in preliminary consultations, ESOP wishes to take a stand with regards to the contents of this plan, as well as underline the public nature of its own agenda for the IT sector. This press release addresses both responsibilities.