Monday, February 02, 2009

Whitehall's IT plans spin out of control

Good to see the mainstream media is now picking up on just what a disaster the last decade of government mega-IT projects have proven:

Some of Whitehall’s biggest computer projects have spiralled out of control, with total cost overruns of more than £18 billion, an investigation by The Times can reveal. Plans for new computer systems are years behind schedule and have ballooned in cost; others have been scaled back or even scrapped. Yet companies continue to make hundreds of millions of pounds in profit, with £102.3 billion forecast to be spent on government IT projects over the next five years.

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