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

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Re: The History Goes Back Further Than That

Oh, you know, we also blew 2B$ on a long gun registry system that never worked. Never mind that handguns are involved in many more crimes, it was unkillable due to the infamous Montreal women's massacre.

But I've worked a bit w public sector and they seem uniquely competent at effing up software projects. It's really not JUST predatory vendors, it's in their organizational DNA.

Nowhere more than in payroll that must have covered dozens of union regimes.

The Feds' previous systemm was largely already PeopleSoft so extra bonus points for screwing up a system they should have known for good or bad.

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