back to article UK's Defra dangles £10m as it fishes for help with upgrading Data Services Platform

The UK's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) wants to get to know some tech suppliers able to support its ambition to upgrade its data services platform in a deal which could be worth £10m. The current platform is used to support a wide range of Defra and third-party applications, from hydrology to fish …

  1. ThatOne Silver badge

    > bathing water explorer

    Isn't that called a "swimmer"?

  2. tip pc Silver badge

    Would have been cheaper to stay with IBM.

    Splintering out services to all and sundry who will relish squabbling with DEFRA’s partners is just a recipe for haemorrhaging cash.

    Would have been. Cheaper to stick with IBM

    Would have been cheaper still to have kept it in house.

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