SEE ALSO :Trader disowns 500 illegal bulletsSpeaking on the sidelines of business security conference in Nairobi, Roy decried lack of qualified personnel, and proper data protection laws to deal with rising cyber crime. He called for speedy enactment of Data Protection Bill 2012 and vigilance among the Internet Service Providers to tame growing cases of cyber crime. At present, most government databases and computer platforms use proprietary software provided by vendors such as Microsoft, Oracle and Cisco but which the Government says is more costly compared to Foss. Save costs Directorate of e-government said talks are on and in the next three years all government operations including database shall be migrated to non-copyrighted software. Kate Getao director of e-Government in the Office of the President said the migration will see related costs reduce by 20 per cent initially but improve to 80 per cent on the entire shift expected in three years’ time. Oracle, which offers both copyrighted and non-copyrighted software solution, said the government might not get the best through the planned shift.
SEE ALSO :Lawyer Nyakundi to be examined“Today, customers are using Oracle together with open source technologies are reaping the benefits of lower costs, easier manageability and scalability advantages,” said Gurhan Kalelioglu, Oracle Vice-President Turkey, Central Asia, West and East Africa region.
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