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November 22, 2011  11:08 AM

NHS IT project is dead, but why do large IT projects fail? Part 21.

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
IT projects, NHS

Following the news that the NHS National Project for IT was dropped I have been posting some of the views I have recently had provided to me for an unrelated feature I...

November 3, 2010  6:00 AM

Are small IT suppliers ready to serve public sector?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

The government is determined to give SME suppliers better access to government contracts. It hopes to have 25% of suppliers to government to be from SMEs and this week introduced measures to help...

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October 26, 2010  3:48 PM

KPMG says government should create a market for IT suppliers so they take the risk

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

I had a conversation with two KPMG consultants recently about the government's ongoing IT strategy in the light of cost cutting.

Adam Stork and Iain Gravestock are both in KPMG's technology group. Amongst other things they told me that the government should create a market for suppliers...

October 15, 2010  3:19 PM

BT now signs MOU with government

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BT has become the latest supplier to sign a MOU with the government.

In July government minister Francis Maude met the CEOs of the government's major IT suppliers to ask...

October 15, 2010  6:30 AM

Was the biggest mistake of the NHS IT project the fact that the successes weren’t talked about?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
NHS, NPfIT, Pacs

The NHS National Programme for IT (NPfIT) is probably the most heavily criticised government IT project of all time?

A former colleague of mine,

October 6, 2010  6:34 AM

Small supplier provides 28 years of service to world’s third biggest employer

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

I met an IT supplier the other day who has worked with the NHS on computing projects for getting on for 30 years.

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September 10, 2010  11:22 AM

Does NHS IT announcement raise more questions than it answers?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
NHS, Ovum

Ovum made an interesting point in reaction to the Department for Health's announcement about the NHS IT project.

Here are her comments. I am interested to...

September 9, 2010  11:55 AM

NHS IT project scrapped as central control is abandoned

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
NHS, NPfIT, standardisation

The NHS National Project for IT (NPfIT), has finally abandoned its control from the centre approach.

Major changes to the way the NHS will buy IT

July 15, 2010  11:31 AM

Open source should target government desktops as Microsoft shunned

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
dwp, Fujitsu, Microscope, Microsoft, NHS, Open source

The government's decision not to renew an agreement with Microsoft  for up to 800,000 NHS desktops could be an opportunity for open source suppliers to...

July 14, 2010  2:15 PM

No sacred cows as Microsoft agreement with NHS is dumped

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Enterprise Agreement, Microsoft, NHS

In its bid to cut costs and look at different ways of doing things with IT in the public sector the government has canned an long running agreement with Microsoft.

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