Leo McKinstry (Daily Mail) writes about a project in the UK that is being deployed for the National Health Service (NHS). From the article:
The Government warned that its flagship computer network for the NHS, which was meant to go on-line at the end of last year, is still hopelessly behind schedule and could end up costing over £20billion, more than £14 billion above its original estimate.
Indeed, experts have warned that the project could actually cost more than £30 billion, making it the greatest IT disaster in history.
Paul McDougall writes in InformationWeek, “The project, run by Accenture, Computer Sciences Corp., Fujitsu, and others, has been plagued by software problems and resistance from physicians.”
Well, I guess it seems that the US government doesn’t have a monopoly on screwed-up IT projects.
UPDATE 8/30/06: See this link for the latest news on this never-ending saga.