back to article UK government's cloud ERP strategy seems to be in stasis following top civil servant's move to COVID-19 task force

The UK government has delayed the award of contracts worth £115m to power the migration from an on-premises platform for ERP to a cloud-based software-as-a-service model. The Cabinet Office confirmed that one contract worth £15m, first advertised in March last year and initially expected to start 1 November 2020, has yet to be …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "it's no good saying, once you get on the cloud, it's all going to be OK"

    Wow, a politician with a smidgen of a grasp on reality.

    Is it snowing in Hell yet ?

    You guys need this guy to be Prime Minister real quick, before he gets caught up in the greasy pole antics.

    1. DCdave

      Re: "it's no good saying, once you get on the cloud, it's all going to be OK"

      He's not a politician, he's a civil servant, although they are not known for their grasp on reality either, particularly when it comes to IT projects.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    MoJ information in The Cloud, under somebody else's control?

    What could possibly go wrong?

    Although once a few judges' information is splurged across the web from a leaky bucket, one hopes the judiciary start to take the issue seriously and hammer the suppliers with proper fines - thus setting a precedent for the rest of us to get more than just a mealy-mouthed apology and three months "free" credit monitoring...

  3. Potemkine! Silver badge

    IMHO, moving such an application in the cloud is a bad move. Financially, I'm not sure it's a good bet in a long term, next all the internal competences and knowledge will disappear and finally, SaaS is a trap where the customer is in and cannot move without huge difficulties.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Just showing Oracle they can't keep just putting more horrible systems in place and expecting to reap huge licence fees (and consultancy fees) will be value for the taxpayer.

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