Tag Results for rules (19)

  1. 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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  2. Dismal State of Information Technology in US Government

    The US Senateâ''s Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security heard testimony yesterday on what its describes as the â''Dismal State of Information Technology Planning in the Federal Government.â'' And dismal it is. According to the US Government Accountability Office, "OMB (Office of Management and Budget) and federal agencies have identified approximately 413 IT projects--totaling at least $25.2 billion in expenditures for fiscal year 2008--as being poorly planned, poorly performing, or both. Specifically, through the Management Watch List process, OMB determined that 352 projects (totaling about $23.4 billion) are poorly planned. In …

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  3. IT Mercy Rule Called: Seasprite Contact Cancelled

    The Australian Defence Minister Joel Fitzgibbon decided it was time to invoke the IT mercy rule and announced that he was terminating the ill-fated Super Seasprite avionics upgrade program after 11 years of futility. The total amount the canceled program will cost Australian taxpayers is estimated to be about AU$1.3 billion, not counting the costs of procuring a new helicopter or the costs/risks associated with Australia's eight ANZAC class frigates not having helicopters providing anti-surface and surveillance capabilities for probably another 5 years. Nine of the Seasprites have been delivered …

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  4. Wisconsin Prison Software System Misses Fourth Deadline

    The first phase of a new $25 million computer system project to keep track of Wisconsin's 23,000 prisoners will miss its December 2007 deadline - the fourth such schedule slip since the project started in 2003. The project is now at least 18 months late in its first phase: it has three more stages to go. It was originally scheduled for completion in May of 2009, but it is more like sometime in 2011 before it will be finished, assuming the other three stages don't have problems. The project is fixed price, so the state Department of Corrections claims …

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