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Woe Canada: Rather than rise from the ashes, IBM-built C$1bn Phoenix payroll system is going down in flames

jerehada

I can think of a few disasters like this. One where there was a massive gap between what was promised and delivered that led to termination. A friend told me the integrator had written up internally a positive case study on the same project. Big difference between promises and detail design after contract signature. Most companies unlike governments can hide these as sunk costs; CAPEX rich and blurred by EBITDA reporting.

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