So, £190 million on cancelled projects
It's okay, Brexit is going to save £300 million per week. UK Gov is going to be rolling in moolah, no problem !
London's Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has published its first procurement notice to consolidate its IT "towers" in a contract worth £600m over five years. Currently the body's IT contracts are structured via a multi-supplier "Towers Model". This had previously been viewed as a way of breaking up huge IT contracts with …
"Met police aren't about to engage with DXC are they"
My reading was that the Met currently use DXC for hosting.
I'm unsure what the Mets experience has been, but if it matches a number of FTSE companies, I suspect DXC may have been uninvited to the next contract party...
Original Plan A (single throat choking) doesn't work so Management move to Plan B (Towers Model).
After a few years of change management, consultants, bonuses and salary increase to motivate them, Management decide Plan B doesn't work so lets go back to Plan A. More throat choking.
How many years before we move to new Plan B with more and better Towers? I hope those Towers aren't clad with dodgy materials.
Perhaps better management should be considered.
"Management decide Plan B doesn't work so lets go back to Plan A. More throat choking."
It won't be Plan A, it'll be Plan C. After all Plan A was the bad idea of someone no longer with the company. Plan B was the idea of someone just departing. Plan C is that of the new management so it must be right. The fact that it may appear to the uninformed eye like Plan A is just an error on your part; if you were better informed you wouldn't be looking at it so critically.
This is exactly how BP manages IT Operations:
Outsource - because in house IT is not our core function
Bring In House - because 3rd party vendors are too expensive/don't understand our business/ don't put BP's best interest first.
Outsource - because in house IT is not ...
and so on.
Ad Bloody Infinitum.
Did some nitwit executive stumble while trying to remember the word "silo"? And then, pulling something directly out of his a**, say to himself, "You know, that sounds pretty good. Impressive. Visual. Compelling. I think I'll keep it."
This is how the Marketroid Dialect of IT terminology evolves.