Microsoft helps with security

Monday, 16 May 2005, 12:04 AM EST

Microsoft is set to provide the Government with more information about software vulnerabilities and assistance in the event of an e-security crisis. This is part of an effort to fend off the challenge from open source software and deepen its relationship with government clients around the world.

Gerri Elliott, the vice-president in charge of Microsoft's worldwide public sector business, says the software giant will also soon launch a scheme that will offer assistance to governments to help them tackle interoperability issues.

By Tom Pullar-Strecker at Stuff.

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