Because you're worth £546m

BT’s £546m deal to take over the Fujitsu part of the NHS’s £12.7bn National Programme for IT is under investigation by the National Audit Office. The NAO is acting in response to a query from MP Richard Bacon as whether the deal represents value for taxpayers’ money.
Former Computer Weekly executive editor Tony Collins has published an interim statement from the NAO on his blog.
Collins quoted Bacon saying in reply to the interim report, “this breakdown only heightens my concern that the additional £546 million

is an extraordinarily large sum for a comparatively small amount of

activity by BT.” He suggested that some £400 million was unaccounted for.

According to Collins, BT told Computing that, “While we don’t comment on the commercial details of our NHS contracts we don’t recognise those figures”, adding it would continue to cooperate with the NAO.
As this investigation has been going on since August, I apologise to the many BT readers of this blog for not keeping up. But hey, guys, you could’ve let me know…

 

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