More on the Newham story continues to trickle out. As I said in an earlier blog entry, it was no great surprise that the council stuck with Microsoft. But the fact that apparently independent reports could justify huge cost savings in using Microsoft over Open Source was questionable. John Lettice at The Register comes to the rescue with an excellent article exposing the flawed methodologies and spin used to get the conclusions Microsoft wanted.
It's getting easier and easier to 'find' important documents when a story calls for it. Companies need to learn that simplistic fudging of findings is very difficult to get away with in this digital age.