The Department of Health stores data from hospitals, including Sir Charles Gairdner, on its data racks.

Bureaucrats under fire in IT blow-out

Almost 80 contract variations worth more than $81 million tripled the cost of a Department of Health central computing services contract, with issues including more than 60 per cent of data racks going unused, the auditor general revealed today.


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Small wonder the State Budget is in huge deficit. When can we expect to get some competency and accountability into the Government realms? Any private company that worked this poorly would not last long. Enough already.

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Always important to have a clear, consistent tendering and proposal process. Even if its simply as a sounding board. To often organisations choose a single entity for all works and this can be the result. Not always, but often enough to cover yourself.

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