Tag Results for cost overrun (15)

  1. UK IT Project Loses Track of $240 million

    Last month, the UK National Audit Office (NAO) published a damning report on the Home Officeâ''s National Offender Management Information System (C-NOMIS) which Edward Leigh, chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, called in a London Telegraph story a "spectacular failure." In case his point was missed, Leigh added that, "What they delivered was a master class in sloppy project management. Following blunder after blunder by senior managers, the programme clocked up delays of three years and forecast costs have trebled." As described in the NAO report, C-NOMIS was …

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  2. Virginia's Costly IT Savings

    Six years ago, Virginia approved the centralization of information technology services for all state agencies after an audit determined that Virginia was wasting $100 million annually on IT project cost overruns and on unsuccessful efforts to get the different state departments' heterogeneous and outdated IT systems to communicate with one another. The result was the creation in late 2003 of the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) to bring IT under control as well as modernize it across the state. According to VITA's website, "VITA provides outstanding service and technology solutions to support customers and address …

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  3. How Do You Create an £8 million IT Project? Start With an £819,000 Project

    Swansea Council in Wales was supposed to get a new payroll system in 2006 for £819,000. However, problems kept cropping up, until the Council decided in June to cancel the project. However, according to news reports, the potential bill from the contractor for all the work done amounts to more than £8 million. The contractor, Cap Gemini, disputes this amount, saying no final bill has been submitted. However, the Swansea Council's executive director was quoted as saying saying that the £8 million figure was made up of "invoices that have …

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