PARIS: Hi-tech specialist Harvard has won a 16-way competition to
promote the French government’s IT policy among consumers and business
The government’s 200 IT initiatives include internet sites for all
public bodies and an inter-governmental intranet, all designed to
encourage French businesses and the public to use new technologies such
as the worldwide web.
These projects come under the Programme d’Action Gouvernementale pour la
Societe de l’Information, a policy spearheaded by prime minister Lionel
One of Harvard’s initial tasks is to promote the French foreign office
web site, which contains information such as which countries are
considered safe to travel in.
Francois Ramaget, the head of Harvard’s Paris office, said: ’This is an
account involving lots of national issues. It has more potential than
traditional trade accounts.’