Public Sector IT:

January, 2010

January 28, 2010  10:10 AM

EDS main witness in BSkyB case had a “propensity to be dishonest” – judge

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
IT legal developments, legal actions, Outsourcing

A judge in the £709m legal case between BSkyB and EDS, which is now owned by HP, has said of Joe Galloway, the "main" witness for EDS:

January 27, 2010  12:40 PM

EDS “misrepresention” in BSkyB case – some comments by judge

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
IT legal developments, legal actions, project failures, Project management

Below is a summary of the case of BSkyB versus EDS. Below that are excerpts from the 468-page judgment in the case.


A judge in a £709m legal case over a failed CRM system says that if EDS had not made misrepresentations to Sky, then Sky would have engaged another...

January 26, 2010  9:10 AM

HMRC benefits as new PAYE system issues wrong tax codes

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The introduction of new Pay As You Earn computer systems at HM Revenue and Customs means that many people are being sent, and will be sent in coming weeks, incorrect tax codes, according to the Chartered Institute of Taxation. ...

January 25, 2010  2:24 PM

You’d like to work on both NPfIT AND operational ICT?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT, politics

Unwittingly, the writer of a job advert for an NPfIT Electronic Patient Record Project Manager has touched a raw Labour Party nerve.

The advert promises that the post holder will be able to work on "both NPfIT and operational ICT". Which suggests that the £12.7bn NPfIT is...

January 25, 2010  11:40 AM

MoD admits 16 security breaches were via social media sites

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
freedom of information, IT and security, Project management

Under the Freedom of Information Act, Lewis PR asked the Ministry of Defence how many incidents there have been of confidential information or records being leaked via social media sites and the internet in the last 18 months.

The MoD said 16. It was more slippery when Lewis PR...

January 22, 2010  9:56 AM

Germany shelves £1.5bn e-health card scheme

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT, Outsourcing, project failures, Project management

Germany has shelved the introduction of the country's e-health card system, which has so far cost £1.5bn, according to the British Medical Journal.

The journal says the decision to put the electronic health...

January 20, 2010  3:00 PM

A model public sector CIO? Josh Ellis at the Serious Fraud Office

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
Outsourcing, Project management, success stories, Technology

Josh Ellis, the CIO at the Serious Fraud Office, is a breath of fresh air.

He doesn't believe in mega projects, and would rather take on the risks of a sizeable programme than pay a premium to transfer risk to a systems integrator.

josh ellis.jpg

January 19, 2010  8:35 AM

£26bn of botched IT good for consultants, says The Independent

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT, Outsourcing, politics, project failures, Project management

An investigation into Labour's botched IT-based projects and programmes by The Independent is the subject of the newspaper's lead article today.

It says that a series of...

January 18, 2010  11:34 AM

The NPfIT white elephant? – Health Direct

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT, Outsourcing, politics, project failures, Project management

Simon Dye who runs a website, Health Direct, is "appalled" at the cost and lack of progress of the NPfIT. His very short critique is based, in part, on some Parliamentary answers earlier this...

January 18, 2010  6:00 AM

Is the NPfIT running out of money?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
NPfIT, Outsourcing, politics

NHS Connecting for Health and the NPfIT local service providers BT and CSC have begun renegotiating their contracts - again.

One of the aims of NHS CfH is to conclude a deal before a general election, because a new administration may try to unpick anything of the NPfIT that they...

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