Government can save 5 billion annually on ICT projects




The government could save if it implements ICT projects in a proper manner. 5 billion euros annually A portion of the lost revenue, 1.3 billion, caused by ICT projects fail.

This estimate, made for the temporary ICT committee, comes from Lauran Matthijssen, former ICT specialist from the Ministry of Agriculture. The commission is investigating the question of why ICT projects of the government so often fail and involve substantial cost overruns.

Matthijssen believes that 1.3 billion is directly attributable to failed ICT projects of the government. The former official also states that the remaining billions are wasted because many systems have become needlessly complex explained. This is extra money for maintenance and management. Matthijssen also suggests that IT companies and suppliers of certain projects such ‘kneading’ that they deserve much more. Ministries, however, would not have sufficient internal knowledge to make sure they do not pay too much, as the client writes the newspaper.

Monday declared a company legal adviser to the Ministry of Security and Justice in front of the inquiry that the government ICT companies defaulting rarely liable. It should comprise automation projects with large budgets and interests. The first hearing, which took place in late April, found that more than a third of the large-scale ICT projects of the government fails on a scale that will ensure that the resulting system is not put into use.

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