CSC scuppers iSoft sale

CSC, the primary contractor subcontracting work on the National Programme for IT (NPfIT) to iSoft, has blocked iSoft's proposed sale to the Australian healthcare firm IBA. Apparently it feels the sale would be bad for NPfIT.

CSC, the primary contractor subcontracting work on the National Programme for IT (NPfIT) to iSoft, has blocked iSoft's proposed sale to the Australian healthcare firm IBA. Apparently it feels the sale would be bad for NPfIT.

The management and shareholders of iSoft must be incandescent right now. The last couple of years have been an absolute nightmare, what with software delays, plummeting share prices, sacked executives and all that. Of course, for the press it's a vastly entertaining serial story, so hey, do carry on.

Wait, hang on - we're also taxpayers paying for this mess... sort it out!