Microsoft to Supply Israel’s Government with $18m worth Software

Published February 13th, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

US giant Microsoft signed with Israel a corporate lease contract for supplying software to government agencies and to the healthcare system, reported the Globe weekly magazine in its internet edition.  

The deal is estimated at $18 million (NIS 75m).  

Under the three-year contract, Microsoft will supply various operating systems and software to government ministries and state hospitals, said the weekly magazine.  

Users will receive technical support and updated versions of software included in the deal.  

The contract was signed by Microsoft chairman and president Bill Gates, Microsoft’s Israel general manager, Arie Scope and Yitzhak Cohen, a senior deputy to the ministry of finance's accountant general, said the magazine.  

Microsoft sources said it was the biggest deal in the history of Microsoft Israel – Albawaba.com  

 

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