Warning of ‘looming catastrophe’ with Norfolk County Council’s £26m IT project

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

A “catastrophe looming’.
A £26m project to transform Norfolk County Council’s information technology system has been branded as a “looming catastrophe”, after delays and problems sent it £1.25m over budget.

The Digital Norfolk Ambition project – a tie-up between the council and technology giants Hewlett Packard, Microsoft and Vodafone – was hailed as “ground-breaking” when the deal was agreed in December 2013.

The council said it would lead to more than £10m of savings from the council’s IT budget over next five years, while providing front-line staff with the latest technology to help deliver efficient and sustainable public services.

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