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September 18, 2013  12:53 PM

10 years tickling the toes of NHS IT suppliers

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CSC, Fujitsu, Government IT, lorenzo, NHS, NPfIT, PAC

When Richard Granger, then the director-general of NHS IT, signed the contracts for the National Programme for IT (NPfIT) in 2003, he famously promised he would hold the suppliers' "feet to the fire."

Ten years on, it's clear that the contracts instead called for the NHS to rub their...

November 16, 2012  5:11 PM

Tax transparency will be a growing issue for government IT suppliers

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Capgemini, CSC, Fujitsu, Government IT, HP, IBM, tax, Transparency

Considering the amount of taxpayers' cash that goes to IT suppliers - some £16bn per year at latest estimates - it was inevitable that the big multinational systems integrators that dominate Whitehall IT would come under scrutiny over their tax payments.

The vultures have been circling...

March 18, 2011  2:25 PM

The lesson of DWP/Fujitsu – ask your suppliers the difficult questions

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Contracts, Desktop PC, dwp, Fujitsu, Government IT, Project management, purchasing, Support

Oh dear. It's one thing to win a multimillion-pound government IT contract only to later be exposed for running late and over budget - what IT supplier hasn't done that a few times? But to win a £300m deal and lose it before it has even started - surely that takes some doing.


September 9, 2010  12:52 PM

NHS National Programme for IT – the last of the government mega-projects

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Accenture, BT, CSC, Fujitsu, Government IT, NHS, NPfIT

And so it came to pass - the £12bn NHS National Programme for IT (NPfIT) is no more, replaced by a decentralised approach that aims to save £700m.


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