Prime minister Tony Blair's review of government IT, quietly revealed by the Cabinet Office at the end of last month, will open up a Pandora's Box of disaster, delay and dropping morale, vnunet.com reveals in an exclusive report today.
The review is likely to entail the appointment of a high level panel, possibly with the cooperation of the Public Accounts Committee, to look into just what has gone wrong. For those that don't want to wait for the panel's conclusion, vnunet.com has dug out the answers.
Our investigations discovered a potential staffing disaster at the National Savings bank since Siemens took over under PFI, a multi-million PFI project failure at the British Library quietly swept under the carpet and a Labour MP slamming who believes the losses from failed IT projects could have funded 50 hospitals.
- Exclusive: National Savings staff consider mass exodus after outsourcing
- Exclusive: British Library admits to shelving costly PFI project
- Labour MP slams wasted government IT spending
Our in-depth analysis catalogues the litany of problems and how the enormous risks now associated with taking on government IT projects which has forced out all but a handful of the biggest vendors. This cuts down choice and devalues the whole concept of the PFI competitive bidding process.
Our comprehensive table of all recent government IT PFI projects graphically illustrates just where it has all gone wrong and highlights the problems still waiting to happen.
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