UK Government's Department for Work and Pensions upgrade goes wrong

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by varmit, Nov 26, 2004.

  1. varmit macrumors 68000

    varmit

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    http://it.slashdot.org/it/04/11/26/140211.shtml?tid=201&tid=128

    "The BBC and the Register report that the UK Government's Department for Work and Pensions attempted to upgrade seven PCs from Windows 2000 to Windows XP, and ended up with BSODs on over 60,000 machines. I wonder if the National Health Service is regretting awarding Microsoft a £500 million contract now." The Guardian also has a good story.
     
  2. Wes macrumors 68020

    Wes

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  3. MCCFR macrumors regular

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    And, as a result, some of the most vulnerable in society are at the back of a three week queue to have their claims processed as the DWP had to revert to manual processes and will have to spend the next 21 days catching up.

    Quite apart from how crappy M$ software appears as a result, some blame needs to be attached to EDS who are the outsourcer for DWP.

    Ironic congratulations to all concerned - :(
     

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