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Blog, Enterprise IT, Featured - Written by Renai LeMay on Friday, December 6, 2013 11:24 - 3 Comments
Payroll disaster: Queensland sues IBM
blog The Queensland Government has been threatening to sue technology giant IBM over the Queensland Health payroll systems debacle for years, and who could blame it? A project which ran over budget to the tune of a billion dollars and still doesn’t completely work? That was awarded to IBM following a procurement process filled with irregularities? Sounds like a logical lawsuit, right? Well, the only problem is that the former Labor Government actually already settled with IBM over the issue due several years ago to the need to get the system up and running. Despite this, the LNP administration in Queensland confirmed overnight that it had taken IBM to court. The Financial Review and a number of other publications tells us (we recommend you click here for the full article):
“A spokesman for Queensland Premier Campbell Newman confirmed on Thursday night a statement of claim had been lodged in the Supreme Court to seek compensation for the failure of the health payroll system, which is expected to cost taxpayers up to $1.2 billion.”
Obviously Premier Campbell Newman’s legal team feels it has now found a way to target IBM legally over the payroll systems implementation, despite the prior agreement with the previous Labor administration. It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out in court — and I would also say that with the legal action pending, one would have to assume that the Queensland Government won’t be repealing its ban on departments and agencies using IBM for any other services. Bad news all around for Big Blue.
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