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bogeyman
22nd September 2008, 12:17
Government reveals suppliers for the forthcoming ID card fiasco:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/09/22/ips_id_procurement/

EDS, IBM, Fujitsu

Will they ever learn?

EDS, with their almost unbroken track record of FAIL :tantrum:

ratewhore
22nd September 2008, 12:21
boomed

:wave:

voodooflux
22nd September 2008, 12:22
EDS, with their almost unbroken track record of FAIL :tantrum:

They're consistent if nothing else.

Board Game Geek
22nd September 2008, 12:23
And after the disaster, we will ask ourselves.... (http://api.ning.com/files/XDhIWpkRMRf*6P*Hlsx*afKFp4iFu9OsVogduuiAt-U8DOJyOYdeClbVrRp-6QZkA37Ls*vEXYakFnLT3f7pm6xgvCC1AF9C/epicFAIL.jpg)

<Contains a swear word>

Bob Dalek
22nd September 2008, 12:32
Your Cut-Out-'n'-Keep Complaint Form For when The Government Loses All Of Your Personal Data:

Dear F--k,

I have just learned from The Daily Mail that some c--t in your employ has lost my personal details, having left a CD-ROM, his laptop and several USB sticks in a male brothel in Penge. His house is worth £340K.

I am not claiming benefits, in jail, pre-op transgender, a single parent or Polish, and so have no rights whatsoever. Therefore, let me just say, "F--k you, w--ker!"

Regards

<write name here>

Send to whoever is Prime Minister (tip: check first, it may have just changed).

chef
22nd September 2008, 12:36
that's my gravy train sorted for a few years, not directly with EDS et al. but someone's got to clear up the mess :smokin :banana:

tim123
22nd September 2008, 12:39
Government reveals suppliers for the forthcoming ID card fiasco:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/09/22/ips_id_procurement/

EDS, IBM, Fujitsu

Will they ever learn?

EDS, with their almost unbroken track record of FAIL :tantrum:


And who do you think they should buy off?

Trotters Independent Traders?

It's not the companies that they use that's at fault. It's the contracts that they negotiate that's the problem!

tim

DaveB
22nd September 2008, 12:39
Story I saw gave CSC not EDS. Not that there is much difference.

EDIT : Double checked and It's CSC for the ID cards and EDS for the UK Borders, aka Immigration, project.

Fujitsu and IBM are in for both.

Board Game Geek
22nd September 2008, 12:41
Story I saw gave CSC not EDS. Not that there is much difference.

Ah sorry...in that case my picture was incorrect. Here is a replacement. (http://www.ginside.com/content/2008/05/google-search-epic-fail.jpg)

(No swearing in this one)

bogeyman
22nd September 2008, 12:57
And who do you think they should buy off?

Trotters Independent Traders?

It's not the companies that they use that's at fault. It's the contracts that they negotiate that's the problem!

tim

Well the outcome could hardly be worse, could it?

One could almost imagine board-room seats being kept warm for the fat backsides of our Labour lords and masters once the electorate have finally eliminated their careers as MPs and cabinet ministers.

When is someone going to do some serious digging re. Pat Hewitt?

Incognito
22nd September 2008, 13:03
It's like a front page from the News of the World. Get the headline in and the story will look after itself.


It has said that CSC, Fujitsu and IBM will be considered as suppliers for the Application and Enrolment Programme for the replace of passport application contracts and development of new capabilities.

For the National Identity Service programme, for replacing existing biometric storage and matching capacity, it has shortlisted IBM and Thales.

The companies are members of the Strategic Supplier Group framework, which is being used as a basis for mini-competitions of different stages of the procurement.

A UK Borders Agency programme has also initiated a procurement exercise using the framework for a partner to support development of an immigration casework system. This programme has shortlisted EDS, Fujitsu and IBM.


I've highlighted the important bits for you.