Soon Moscow will no longer rely on Microsoft products. City authorities are going to replace the US mail client, the tools of local manufacturers. Up to now, there are 6,000 computers used in administration, but the plan assumes a change of 600,000 machines.
Some time ago, Vladimir Putin announced a new plan to save the Russian economy by stopping its dependence on Western technologies and placing on its own products. As part of the implementation of this plan, soon with 6,000 computers used in the Moscow administration, Microsoft will soon disappear. It will be replaced by local business programs.
As Artem Yermolaev, head of the city’s information technology department, explains, Exchange computer software and the Outlook email client will be removed from government computers. It will be replaced by the postal system of the government operator Rostelecom PJSC.
So far, the change will cover only 6,000 administration computers, but plans to introduce such a total change on more than 600,000 machines.