When Friends Disagree

When Friends Disagree

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

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TOPICS: Telcos, IBM
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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.

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Topics: Telcos, IBM

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