Thursday, November 01, 2007

NPfIT went ahead after PM had 10-minute briefing

A new low in news on the National Health Service's National Programme for IT, reported by the ever-vigilant Tony Collins:

"Some in the IT industry may be surprised that the government made a provisional decision to invest billions of pounds in a technology-based programme on an apparently whimsical basis… If news leaked out that a fledging democracy had launched a technology project of enormous cost, size and importance on the basis of the informal style of decision-making that is parodied by the 10-minute presentation to the Prime Minister, its ruling party would, perhaps, be deeply embarrassed. Not the British government."

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