"This would allow the company to hike prices unfairly or reduce service levels."
How can Crapita's service levels be reduced any further? What a fucking joke
Capita's takeover of IBS Opensystems Software has been stopped by the Competition Commission. The regulator is worried that, should the buyout go ahead, Capita would have an effective monopoly in benefits and revenue software for local authorities. This would allow the company to hike prices unfairly or reduce service levels …
Crapita has the most appalling record, yet (like EDS) remains the darling of the public sector. Their efforts to run the criminal records bureau has resulted in thousands of false positives (God knows how you correct one of those) and they won a £60m contract to run an NHS website! Who else was asked to tender for that - Croesus?
Make their own SIMS like system?
Think about it. Sims costs about £2K a year and then £1.5K a year for support (Very needed).
£3.5K per school.
There's about 20,000 schools in England, so that's £70m a year spent on sims. (I know not all schools use sims, guesstimates)
You give me £10m and I could easily produce software to rival sims and no doubt better it by far, with change.
Then distribute this to every school free of charge. The savings would be huge.
ibex staff should be sending the commisioner a bunch of flowers followed by a keg as a thank you
thats one opressive regime you really don't want to be under