Public Sector IT:

May, 2008


May 30, 2008  3:45 PM

Password-sharing hinders probe into serious blunder

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT

The sharing of passwords on a hospital x-ray system at a hospital in Devon has made it difficult to identify which doctor wrongly verified the treatment of a patient who died after a blunder.

The case sheds light on the collison between culture of the NHS - where the...

May 30, 2008  2:17 PM

Talks on whether to replace Fujitsu on NPfIT

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT

The Guardian has an article that NHS executives may not replace Fujitsu as the local service provider in the south of England for the National Programme for IT [NPfIT].

Indeed there have been high-level meetings in recent...


May 29, 2008  2:38 PM

Fujitsu to withdraw from the NPfIT – what happens now?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
accountability, BT, Cerner, CSC, electronic health records, Fujitsu, lorenzo, NPfIT

Only a week ago a deal aimed at rescuing the NHS's National Programme for IT in the south of England seemed imminent.

Officials and Fujitsu had spent nearly a year negotiating changes to a 10-year contract which was worth £896m when signed in January 2004 and had increased for various...


May 27, 2008  11:48 AM

New doubts on Chinook crash ruling

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
Chinook crash ZD576

This is a longer version of an article on ComputerWeekly.com

A former senior officer who helped write rules for RAF accident inquiries has spoken publicly for the first time about his concerns over what caused the crash of a...


May 27, 2008  11:45 AM

Crash of Chinook ZD576 – Excerpt from “Raf Justice”

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
Chinook crash ZD576

Shortly after 7.30am on Friday June 2 1994, crew members of a Chinook helicopter,

airframe registration number ZD576, had their last breakfast.

They ate cereals; one had poached eggs as well, and another had a full fried breakfast.

Then the crew collected their weapons,...


May 27, 2008  11:44 AM

Does Chinook crash matter 14 years on?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
Chinook crash ZD576

"Don't blame operators for lack of evidence". Below is an editorial we published in 2002 which explains Computer Weekly's interest in the crash of Chinook ZD576 on the Mull of Kintyre in June 1994.


May 22, 2008  7:55 AM

Sky v EDS – 7 months in and nowhere near finished

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
CRM, EDS

Sky's legal case against EDS - which has already lasted seven months - is expected to continue for at least another two months, and a judgement is unlikely much before Christmas (assuming there isn't a settlement).


May 22, 2008  7:50 AM

The NPfIT and 3 common causes of failure

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT

A fellow blogger for Computer Weekly, Philip Virgo, has an excellent post today [22 May 2008] entitled "Why do we never learn and keep replicating failure?" Three points in...


May 19, 2008  7:45 PM

Companies run by women make more money – Intellect

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
Project management

Companies with the highest proportion of women in senior management have better return on equity and total returns to shareholders, according to the President of IT suppliers' association Intellect.


May 19, 2008  9:19 AM

Dissent at Birmingham over SAP project continues

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
IT projects, SAP, transparency and accountability

An online forum, The Stirrer, which is popular with employees of Birmingham City Council, does what it says on the tin. It's being used by staff to air views and give information about problems...

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