It’s like robbing a bank, only legal…

June 4, 2006

David Craig has produced a new book on the huge amounts of money squandered on IT consultants by the NHS in recent years. You can download the first chapter of his previous book on management consulting: Rip Off !

My own local council has been the victim of consultants. And I have witnessed at first hand a bank spending $25M on a system that never went live and was subsequently binned.

Why does it happen ? Because the interests of the conultants, maximum billing, are misaligned with those of the client, project done and consultants gone.

Why isn't it stopped ? Because the managers who hire the consultants hush up the disasters to protect their careers.

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