No one aware Fuji are more keen on settling the Hiroshima/Nagasaki score than doing business with the country they are in?
Or is that all clear and classified as ransom payments by no. 11?
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A group of London NHS trusts has awarded a gaggle of IT resellers, integrators, and service companies a place on a framework contract worth up to a total of £3bn. Led by Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, as hosts of NHS London Procurement Partnership, the deal is split into lots which include but are not limited to: …
They already tried this, spaffed billions up the wall and then largely abandoned it.
It was the NHS "Spine" project: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/sep/18/nhs-records-system-10bn
I believe there are bits of spine that were delivered but I'm fairly sure it originally had the goal of becoming a single, national database of patient records but never got there.
"No or low cost" - are you kidding? The cloud is expensive. Probably a lot cheaper than the kind of pricing involved in this deal, but not cheap and certainly not free.
The other factor is that directly using these cloud services is apparently too complex so a contract gets awarded to a 'partner' organisation which will manage all the cloud infrastructure. So they're not just paying for the vehicle but also for the private chauffeur.
It's all depressingly wasteful.
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