Forum tackles government IT fiascos



Tony Collins

A panel of leading IT specialists is to hold an open forum next week on how to improve the success rate of government...



Tony Collins

A panel of leading IT specialists is to hold an open forum next week on how to improve the success rate of government computer projects.

The forum has been organised by the Computing Services & Software Association (CSSA). It follows the publication of Getting IT Right for Government, a review of public sector IT projects by the association, the sources for which included a detailed briefing paper by Computer Weekly.

One of this newspaper's main suggestions was that the Government should stop producing worthy recommendations that are often ignored.

Instead there should be a series of actions, which Computer Weekly outlined.

However, so far, there are few tangible signs that the Government has taken firm action to avoid IT disasters.

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