Oregon Sues Oracle Over Failed Healthcare Website - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Comments
Oregon Sues Oracle Over Failed Healthcare Website
Threaded  |  Newest First  |  Oldest First
Charlie Babcock
100%
0%
Charlie Babcock,
User Rank: Author
8/22/2014 | 6:01:27 PM
Reminiscent of Montclair State?
Not sure Oracle and public agencies are a good mix. Once there's a falling out, the feelings on both sides are quite militant and prone to litigation. The case is very different, but the tone, and Oracle's own militancy, is reminiscent of its dispute with Montclair State University in N.J.
David F. Carr
100%
0%
David F. Carr,
User Rank: Author
8/22/2014 | 6:04:33 PM
Governor Kitzhaber statement on lawsuit against Oracle over health insurance website
Just saw this from the governor's press office

Governor Kitzhaber today released the following statement in response to Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and the Oregon Department of Justice filing suit against Oracle:

"When I asked the Attorney General in May to take legal action against Oracle, I thought it was important to hold the company accountable and recover taxpayers' dollars for its flawed and incomplete work. We were all aware of Oracle's poor performance and failure to deliver a working website for Cover Oregon.

Today, after months of investigation, the Attorney General's findings go well beyond disappointing and incomplete work. The complaint filed contains serious new allegations of fraud, deceit, and corruption by Oracle. The details of the complaint, including the admissions of former Oracle employees, are appalling to me.

I fully support the Attorney General's actions against Oracle. I will provide whatever is necessary to protect Oregon taxpayers and hold Oracle accountable." 
David F. Carr
100%
0%
David F. Carr,
User Rank: Author
8/25/2014 | 10:45:22 AM
Re: Cover Oregon vs. Oracle Corp.
The state's explanation that it was somehow fast-talked into letting Oracle act as de facto system integrator (without ever writing that obligation into the contract) strikes me as lame and legally questionable.
Alison_Diana
100%
0%
Alison_Diana,
User Rank: Author
8/25/2014 | 2:15:36 PM
Re: Cover Oregon vs. Oracle Corp.
I completely agree with you about the integral part a high-quality, experienced systems integrator plays in initiatives like Cover Oracle. Nobody would start a business project with a project manager. Yet we keep seeing instances of rudderless technology initiatives at state and federal levels. It's not as if there's a dearth of good SIs out there. Sure, the failures make news (and they should), but there are many, many successes.
Alison_Diana
50%
50%
Alison_Diana,
User Rank: Author
8/25/2014 | 4:36:27 PM
Re: Cover Oregon vs. Oracle Corp.
Very funny -- and quite right, @rcrutchlow. I like the rabbit/lettuce analogy... much cuter than cat among the pigeons or fox in the henhouse -- and perhaps accurate. No doubt we'll discover more details of the contract's wording as the case moves along.


2021 State of ITOps and SecOps Report
2021 State of ITOps and SecOps Report
This new report from InformationWeek explores what we've learned over the past year, critical trends around ITOps and SecOps, and where leaders are focusing their time and efforts to support a growing digital economy. Download it today!
InformationWeek Is Getting an Upgrade!

Find out more about our plans to improve the look, functionality, and performance of the InformationWeek site in the coming months.

News
Remote Work Tops SF, NYC for Most High-Paying Job Openings
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  7/20/2021
Slideshows
Blockchain Gets Real Across Industries
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer,  7/22/2021
Commentary
Seeking a Competitive Edge vs. Chasing Savings in the Cloud
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  7/19/2021
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
Monitoring Critical Cloud Workloads Report
In this report, our experts will discuss how to advance your ability to monitor critical workloads as they move about the various cloud platforms in your company.
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll