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15 Budget Busting Technology Projects

Large-scale information technology projects can balloon to inconceivable figures very quickly with endless revisions, change orders and delays pushing budgets into the stratosphere. Sometimes the cost of an IT project can be measured simply in dollars, but just as often these projects costly in other ways -- in reputation, for example. With government projects, it's easy to look at the budget and see how much it costs -- or at least how much it's supposed to cost. In the private sector, it's not
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England launched the National Programme in 2002, hoping that the ten-year effort would reform the way the National Health Service processed patient information, improving service and quality accordingly. It would encompass appointment-making, prescribing, a provider directory and email service and more. It was originally projected to cost $12.4 billion, or nearly $20 billion; two years later, the Department of Health warned it might cost as much as $55 billion, more than four times as much as planned.

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