This will be interesting
A system specified in 2017 to be delivered in June 2023 ... I wonder if the 2017 specification had a 5 year lifespan too?
Surrey County Council has suffered another delay to the implementation of its protracted and accident prone £30 million ERP project that will, at some point, see it switch systems from SAP to Unit4. The cash-strapped public authority – currently running a £30 million budget deficit – was unable to say how much the further …
It's called disruption. Move fast and break things. Someone has to push the envelope.
Cutting edge, mind-boggling technology like this always has issues.
It's not like anybody, anywhere on Earth, ever, has even imagined anything, even dimly approaching the complexity and scale of this before.
Not, like, 1000s of times.
It's not like the basic requirements for council IT are pretty much identical across all councils.
So give them a break.
Imagine one system rolled out for all councils, that would ensure interoperability, single sign on, unified interface, portability of data and both workers and customers wouldn't have to train to use different system whenever they move to another council.
Or just having completely different system for each council developed from scratch. Basically each council doing the same research, development in silo and that is potentially over 300 separate projects across England alone. 300 sweet sweet contracts.
Choice is simple.
You Communist ideology not welcomed here.
Add Universities and NHS Trusts to this shitlist of similar organisations doing about 99% of the same stuff, with similar partners and similar interface requirements where a common shared platform that was somewhere between not shit and merely adequate would be ideal.
See CCTA which was abolished/absorbed into OGC/Cabinet Office that only seems interested in Procurement Frameworks now.
You know the creators of ITIL.
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