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Les Hatton

2007w

Boring but expensive

Article in IT Week, Mar 2007A38.pdf

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Massive project failures, as we are becoming accustomed to in the UK government's attempts to drag us (me anyway) kicking and screaming into the 'knowledge economy', nearly always boil down to some good old human cock-up. Technology rarely enters into it except in so far as the humans who don't understand it at all but feel qualified to divert ENORMOUS amounts of money into their favourite doomed flagship IT project. The UK blows about 12-15 billion pounds a year on failed IT projects. Its not that anybody else is any better but some of this was my money. Not that anybody ever listens ...None yet9

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