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.
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: