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Co-op says IT upgrade project going swell since axing IBM

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Re: Years of under-investment

@Ledswinger - often the IT department themselves believe that a complete net IT setup, implemented by some external

Sorry but no sane IT department would agree to outsource,, as IT Manager with 15 years experience, I've worked in SME's to FTSE companies. The only time I have seen this, is when the department is under-staffed or the CTO / Head of IT is a "strategic thinker" and member of MBNA club!

But to be fair, these guys are strategic thinkers - They're thinking of their exit bonus. They'll promise to modernise and reduce costs, in return for a fat bonus. The first thing they do is call their buddy at IBM, sign a contract, then collect their bonus as they run for the exit... before the shit hits the fan.

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