The UK city of Sunderland is continuing its bid to be the most digitally connected in the country with a cloud computing platform for its city council. Sunderland has recruited IBM to build the new city-wide cloud infrastructure, which the council insists will be good for individuals and businesses as well as the council …
"it's vital that local authorities like us use our own assets to not only improve services but stimulate economic growth for the benefit of the whole city"
And the best way to achieve that is to pay IBM £5m…
The objective is, apparently, a 'smarter Sunderland'
You've got to start somewhere, however unlikely the prospect.
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...Sunderland goes bust after paying out massive consultancy fees
Outcome or activity based?
This sort of headline always takes me back to this story from several years ago: http://goo.gl/nzF3x
So what will this cloud actually deliver?????
ROI of FIVE years? Duh?
Nowadays, in a cloud infrastructure you'd expect to see a 12-18 month ROI, or you ain't doing it right.
IBM saw them coming.