UK Government Rates 29 Technology Projects on Likelihood of Success

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The UK Infrastructure and Projects Authority’s annual report (pdf) assessing the state of 133 government projects that have material, long-lasting impact for the public, was published earlier this month. Among the 133 projects are 29 information and communication technology projects worth some £10 billion ($13 billion) over their projected lifetimes. While the government is counting on these technical projects to achieve significant “cost savings and efficiencies” in the way it operates, possibly saving as much as £35 billion per year, the results suggest it may be waiting awhile for those savings to appear.

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