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March 2, 2010  8:40 AM

Minister to sew up new NPfIT deals ahead of general election?

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NPfIT, Outsourcing, politics, project failures


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

Health officials are...

February 25, 2010  3:01 PM

The Child Support CS2 system’s 400 “insoluble” problems

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Outsourcing, project failures, Project management


Kable has an article on the "almost exponential rise" in the number of clerical cases being handled by the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission which will eventually take over from the Child Support Agency....


February 18, 2010  12:00 PM

BSkyB v EDS judgment not as significant as first thought?

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IT legal developments, legal actions, Outsourcing, project failures, Project management


Last month's 468-page judgment in the case of BSky versus EDS, (now HP) may have less of an impact on suppliers than


February 10, 2010  4:15 PM

Fujitsu settlement of NPfIT dispute unlikely in next year, says Cerner

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NPfIT, project failures

Techmarketview quotes NPfIT supplier Cerner, a subcontractor to BT, as being disappointed with the performance of its global business in 2009. Cerner, with its "Millennium" system,  is one of two main suppliers of the delayed NPfIT Care Records Service. Says


February 10, 2010  9:40 AM

Removed for telling the truth?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
project failures, Project management


Arras People has published the results of an annual survey it commissioned from Benchpoint.com on the project management market.


February 9, 2010  2:30 PM

Tories are slippery on committing to Government IT reform

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ID cards, politics, poor communications, project failures, Project management, Sir Humphrey, transparency and accountability


Francis Maude is likely to be the man who's responsible for reforming Government IT if the Conservatives win the next general election. He's now Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office.

When he kindly agreed to my requests for an interview he knew he'd be asked about a


February 3, 2010  4:21 PM

HP must pay £200m interim damages to BSkyB over failed CRM

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IT legal developments, legal actions, Outsourcing, project failures


A High Court judge, Sir Vivian Ramsey, this afternoon ordered HP to pay BSkyB interim damages of £200m within 14 days.

No decision has been taken yet on the final amount of damages.

The payment order comes after a judgment last month which found that EDS, before it...


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.

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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 22, 2010  9:56 AM

Germany shelves £1.5bn e-health card scheme

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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 19, 2010  8:35 AM

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

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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...


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