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Andrew Thrift andrew@t...
Wed Apr 13 10:55:48 NZST 2005

>From what I understand INCIS was a failure due to poor project
management and "Scope Creep", INCIS is also not the first failure the
government has produced and will not be the last.
Several studies also firmly pointed the blame finger back at the
government on it.

David Hallett wrote:

> At 11:31 11/04/2005, you wrote:
>> > As long as this doesn't make the linux desktop users feel 'second
>> > class' or give the impression of 'using cheaper inferior software'
>> > then this seems like a smart move. $20million in saved licensing
>> > could pay for a lot of new hardware, or custom software development...
>> I bought this up with Daniel after the $10million school issue.  I said
>> "wouldn't $10 million be better spent on development of software?"  He
>> reminded me that the last time the government tried this it was called
>> INCIS, and they weren't likely to be too keen on doing it again.
> I can suggest much better software development 'partners' than IBM
> NZ's Global Services division.
> If you are in central or local government and subscribed to this list,
> please email me off-list for my suggestions.
> David
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