Thursday, March 30, 2006

IT disasters and ID cards

Interesting to read more about the latest in a long line of government IT disasters - this time it's the £6.2billion NHS system. I can remember talking to people in the NHS who work in IT and they were predicting disaster a couple of years ago.

It's all the more worrying when you think that the government pretty much got what it wanted on ID cards. Despite talk of 'compromise' the government has finally got it's own way again. All this despite not having any real justification of why we need ID cards. And of course there's going to be a huge - and costly - IT disaster waiting in the wings for this too.

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