back to article Key API management platform for UK public sector scrapped: DWP ends £5m MuleSoft project

The UK's Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has ended a MuleSoft-based integration project and is considering its options in terms of knitting together its many legacy applications. Reports have detailed the central government departments' efforts to manage and share APIs on MuleSoft's Anypoint Platform. Having committed …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge
    Trollface

    "an IT strategy centred around shared services and asset reuse"

    So basically there is going to be a lot of csv files being exported and imported, while all the crap that has accumulated from wrong decisions and lazy planning will keep churning.

    Sounds like a plan.

  2. cantankerous swineherd Silver badge

    2 things come to mind

    Devereux failed to produce a decent set of accounts for dwp over decades.

    the civil service have a vested interest in complex and unwieldy processes.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    That thought also crossed my mind.

    Chucking an API platform infront of many legacy systems seems like such a good idea: No wonder it's being binned

  4. K

    "We are looking at how we can get the best value for money"

    Ask for a refund maybe?

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Writing as a civil servant

    I have not yet had the good fortune to be in an API scenario (Am Paid In-secret)

  6. Chris the bean counter

    Name the spokesperson

    I hate paying taxes to hire a civil servant whose job is to lie to us.

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