blog So, it turns out the Queensland and New South Wales Governments are not the only major Australian organisations running short of much-needed cash when it comes to critical IT upgrades. According to the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper (we recommend you click here for the full article), national carrier Qantas also can’t afford to keep its IT up to spec:
“Qantas has shelved a project to replace a 26-year-old IT system that supports almost 10 million members of its frequent-flyer program because it would cost another $40 million to complete.”
This shouldn’t be too much of a problem, right? I mean, it’s not as though Qantas’ frequent flyer database needs to interact with other, more modern systems throughout its operations to siphon in data, right? And it’s not as though the operating system underpinning that 26 year old system will get out of date and be hard to support, right? The whole thing will probably be able to last for another 26 years, right? Oh, yeah. It probably won’t. Oh, well.
Image credit: Qantas