BT has become the latest supplier to sign a MOU with the government.
In July government minister Francis Maude met the CEOs of the government’s major IT suppliers to ask them to reduce the cost of services. The government said it was willing to listen to suppliers for ideas about how to cut costs.
I hope the government hasn’t squeezed too hard. BT Global Services lost £1.2bn due to cost overruns on two big contracts in 2009. One of these contracts was with the NHS.