back to article Cabinet Office dangles £15m for help ditching its Single Operating Platform for cloud-based ERP system

The Cabinet Office is offering a £15m contract for a consultancy to help it shift central government enterprise applications to an as software-as-a-service delivery model, part of an ambitious refresh programme. The tender notice, published earlier this week, is the first sign the British government is forging ahead with its …

  1. Aristotles slow and dimwitted horse Silver badge

    No doubt...

    No doubt it'll be the standard cheapest snouts at the trough offshoring all the work rather than keeping it based in the UK.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    What could possibly go wrong?

    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/09/14/cabinet_office_failing_to_coordinate_ukgovs_infosec_practices_says_national_audit_office/

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    https://www.softwareadvisoryservice.com/en/blog/biggest-uk-government-project-failures/

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    What could possibly go wrong?

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    Oh....and how many ministers or civil servants have owned up and resigned over these failures? Approximately NONE!

  3. Steve Davies 3 Silver badge
    Holmes

    This won't...

    - End well

    - cost less than 20 times the original budget

    - be delivered any time before 2035

    - be recognisable (functionality wise) from what was originally scoped

    It will :-

    - be dogs breakfast of bodges and horribly cobbled togerher dog shite set of applications.

    - not what was asked for in any shape or form

    - shite of the highest order.

    1. RM Myers Silver badge
      Coat

      Re: This won't...

      Come on Steve, don't sugarcoat it. Tell us how you really feel.

  4. Daniel von Asmuth
    Childcatcher

    There'll be gray clouds over the white cliffs of Dover

    If that Single Operating Platform is as great as it sounds, perhaps Britain can sell it to our government.

  5. EnviableOne Silver badge

    Why not do it in House

    oh yeah they cant get the skills as they would all be IR35 roles....

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