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Open Gov Summit 2013 debate moves to Open Source in the Cloud

London - 19 April 2013 - The second Open Government Summit will take place on 25 April 2013 at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, London. This second event evolves from last year’s debate on open source and open standards, which the UK government adopted last November following a detailed consultation led by the Cabinet Office. This year’s event will examine how the open source model has driven a wave of Cloud computing innovation that government organisations can tap into to deliver major cost savings and avoid the political and fiscal dangers of vendor lock-in.

This year’s speakers include: Tariq Rashid, Strategy and Change, IT Reform group at UK Government Cabinet Office, Gavin Beckett, Chief Enterprise Architect at Bristol City Council and John Powell, CEO and Founder of Alfresco.

Aingaran Pillai, CEO of Zaizi and organizer of the summit explains: “With the UK government having formally adopted open standards last November, 2012 was a watershed year. In this year’s event, we will demonstrate government organisations like Bristol City Council are really starting to reap the benefits from the Cloud-based services that open source technology is enabling.”

Further information about programme and speakers can be found here

Admission to the event is free but seats are limited. Interested parties can register here

About Zaizi

Zaizi is an experienced information and technology consulting firm specialising in enterprise content management (ECM) and document capture solutions. Through strategic partnerships with eXo, Alfresco and Ephesoft, Zaizi delivers a complete range of enterprise content solutions, including document and web content management systems, scanning solutions, portals, and corporate intranets and extranets. Our technical expertise and innovative approach leverages rich internet applications, social networking platforms and cloud infrastructure to deliver scalable, on-demand solutions. Visit Zaizi for more information.

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