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Exploring the challenges involved in large-scale IT projects in the public sector.

February 2009

  • Top 3 lessons from project leaders

    Tony Collins 27 Feb 2009
  • The three main personal lessons learned from project leaders: keep a sense of humour, a backup plan for the unexpected and a focus on the future Link: The Know How Network.

  • More NPfIT Lorenzo delays?

    Tony Collins 27 Feb 2009
  • A demonstration of CSC/IBA Health's Lorenzo system was held on 6 November last year at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The local primary care trust reports that: "... There remains to be a ...

  • Tribunal ruling politely ridicules the OGC

    Tony Collins 26 Feb 2009
  • The wording of the ruling by the Information Tribunal that two early gateway reviews on the ID Cards scheme should be published makes the Office of Government Commerce look foolish. The Tribunal ...

  • Swindells: NPfIT needs to change

    Tony Collins 11 Feb 2009
  • Matthew Swindells, the former interim NHS CIO who led a review of NHS Informatics, says that the NHS's National Programme for IT [NPfIT] should cease being presented as "The Solution" for the ...

  • Cerner revenues up 18% in 4th quarter

    Tony Collins 11 Feb 2009
  • Cerner beat Wall Street expectations, reporting an adjusted fourth-quarter profit of $53.6 million, or 65 cents a share, reports the local paper where the supplier is based. Meanwhile at least two ...

  • NAO inquiry into government IT likely

    Tony Collins 03 Feb 2009
  • The Times reports today that the National Audit Office is likely to investigate Whitehall's biggest computer projects and contracts after disclosures that their costs had exceeded the announced ...

  • NPfIT and implications for the US?

    Tony Collins 03 Feb 2009
  • Dr Richard Cook, a US doctor and researcher at the University of Chicago, has drawn my attention to his short analysis of the NHS National Programme for IT and the implications for the US ...

  • IBM and open government

    Tony Collins 03 Feb 2009
  • After The Times yesterday published the results of a joint investigation with Computer Weekly over government IT projects - contracts have cost at least £18bn more than first announced - a public ...

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