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Fujitsu will provide a managed ICT and telecommunications service for the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service for the next five years. The services included in the contract, awarded by the Department of Finance and Personnel on behalf of the courts and tribunals service, are infrastructure and software support, …

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WTF?

erm, remember the NHS debacle?

Why are they allowed anywhere near a public sector contract after the grade A balls up that they performed on the NHS?

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I think you'll find

That the NHS was completely shagged a good deal before any of the suppliers were brought on board.

Largely it stemmed from their early IT policy, which involved sticking a pin in the internal telephone directory and then sending that person a cheque for £2k with a note pinned to it saying "buy some computer stuff".

They ended up with a rather eclectic collection of machines (as you would expect). Yes, there were some PCs, but there were also Amigas, STs, Macs, CPCs - pretty much anything available on the market at the time.

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ICT?

"Fujitsu will provide a managed ICT and telecommunications service for the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service for the next five years."

Does ICT refer to Intra-Company Transfer and a load of people hired on the cheap in far flung places?

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Anonymous Coward

Remember LIBRA?

Would this be the Fujitsu that screwed up the LIBRA project for Magistrates Courts so badly?

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