"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."
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: