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Somerset CC has confirmed that it is likely to save less than anticipated from its outsourcing deal with IBM due to the "slimming down" of council services. Southwest One, a joint venture between Somerset, Taunton Deane BC, Avon and Somerset Police and IBM, was expected to save the council £172m over seven years, but Somerset …


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  1. Anonymous Coward

    Local MP reports

    This has been reported by the local MP Ian Liddell-Grainger for some time on his "Mogg The Blog" articles. The article fails to note that the bulk of the problems stem from their attempts to implement SAP for which IBM is the principle consultant firm.

    It is pretty astonishing even if some of the writing seems a bit antagonistic. Clearly, there are questions being asked that have not been answered.

    I feel sorry for their IT staff - they seem to getting a right royal shafting for a problem that was not of their making.

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