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Summary:This one is short, but irresistible.According to the Kansas City Business Journal, Sprint Nextel is suing IBM for $6.

This one is short, but irresistible.

According to the Kansas City Business Journal, Sprint Nextel is suing IBM for $6.4 million, demanding a refund for over119,000 hours in labor worked on an outsourcing contract. The contract included a clause guaranteeing that Sprint would receive specific productivity improvements as a result of the IBM contract. Sprint and IBM disagree on whether those goals were actually achieved, so the thing has ended up in court.

Sprint and IBM continue to have a variety of other large projects in place — presumably those projects are in better shape than this one. And for all you hour-counters out there, 119,000 hours equates to about 57 years of work for one person.


Topics: Telcos, IBM


Michael Krigsman is recognized internationally as an analyst, strategy advisor, enterprise advocate, and blogger. For CIOs and IT leadership, he addresses issues such as innovation, business transformation, project-related business objectives and strategy, and vendor planning. For enterprise software vendors and venture-funded star... Full Bio

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