Re: So, £270M for a diary!?
Anyone who has ever been involved with the UK courts will know that the justice system has an almost boundless ability to run up costs and delay. So combining that with a software programme seems a fatal mix.
The problem is that there are WAY too many incompetent idiots involved. If you let competent people do what they're good at you can also deliver something, but it usually has to get to a panic stage before the idiots get out of the way so you can get something done.
I've been there and cleaned things up. It's unbelievable that some companies are even allowed near government IT, but I guess that's why they spend so much money on lobbying.