Saturday, 11 March 2017

Keystone Cops



The Herald reports that a £46 million computer system developed for Police Scotland is 'not fit for purpose' according to former chief superintendent, Niven Rennie, who acted as the scheme's project manager.

Now I've lost count of the number of times big public sector bodies(including the NHS have squandered huge sums of money on botched IT schemes and the laugh is that no one is ever held to account for the mess they leave behind.

 


http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15146420.Scots_police_IT_system_is_not_fit_for_purpose__says_ex_manager/

Scots police IT system is not fit for purpose, says ex-manager


Scots police IT system is not fit for purpose, says ex-manager

By Martin Williams - The Herald

A FORMER police IT project manager has condemned the current force computer system for handling crimes in Scotland saying it is not fit for purpose.

Former chief superintendent Niven Rennie, who oversaw the beginnings of what would evolve into the botched introduction of a £46 million national computer network, has raised concerns that there is no plan to replace the patchwork of obsolete and poorly integrate computer systems.