From Atos to CSC, Universal Credit to E-borders: eight of the worst public sector IT disasters
Time and again when the public hears of a grandiose new IT scheme from government it's matched by well-deserved scepticism from the old hands that have seen it all before.
The arc goes something like this: ambitious project, outsourcing, bloat, disaster, crash, spend, spend.
To celebrate this familiar pattern we thought we'd round up a few of the most significant public sector IT disasters in the UK in living memory...
The dispute with Atos masks the real problem: public sector procurement practices
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Atos shortlisted for last procurement before it was scrapped in June 2013 after Cabinet Office intervention