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November 14th, 2005:

Wheels fall off the NHS IT Juggernaut

Jason “rants”:http://parlezuml.com/blog/?postid=43 about the latest “news”:http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-1869851,00.html from our National Health Service’s computerisation project. There’s an excellent analysis from Michael Cross in “Prospect”:http://www.prospect-magazine.co.uk/article_details.php?id=7049 A wearying catalogue of all the things we already know are wrong with Big Software. I wonder how much money we’ll have to waste before anything changes.

Perhaps the worst aspect of this affair is that there seems to be nothing in the ocean of wasted money allocated to improving the state of the UK’s IT industry.