Will the £318m lie stop IT salespeople lying?

HP has agreed to pay BskyB £318m in damages six months after a UK court ruled that HP owned EDS had misrepresented its capabilities in delivering a CRM system.

 

The CRM system was ordered in 2000 and the legal battle followed until the court ruled in BskyB’s favour in January.

 

BskyB originally claimed for £700m. But HP/EDS has not got off lighltly because the payment is ten times higher than the original cap on liabuility in the contract, which was £35m.

 

A BskyB spokeswoman said both parties have come to mutually agreeable terms and it is now closed.

 

See more on BskyB versus EDS on Tony Collins’ blog here.

 

I was wondering how the outsourcing industry might be affected by the case?

 

Obviously misrepresenting capabilities could cost suppliers a fortune but will it stop salespeople lying?

1 comment

Oldest 

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchCIO

SearchSecurity

SearchNetworking

SearchDataCenter

SearchDataManagement

Close