Friday, September 29, 2006

Accenture replaced in NHS IT programme

Richard GraingerComputer Sciences Corporation is to take over £2bn of work from Accenture in development of the NHS Connecting for Health programme. The changeover will happen by 8 January next year.

It is fascinating to see that genuinely commercial hard-nosed management of a large government IT project leads to major suppliers storming off in a huff and losing such vast quantities of money. If only some of the other large public sector IT disasters had been managed so effectively.

Even if the overall concept has major flaws, Richard Grainger deserves his £¼m salary for his management of the CfH suppliers alone.

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