Half-finished $208-million DMV technology overhaul canceled
Halibutboy Flatfish stashed this in Fail
Stashed in: HP
I'm no genius, but I wouldn't think CAR REGISTRATIONS would be the hardest computer programming task ever invented. IT IS 100% PERFECTLY STRUCTURED DATA, PEOPLE. Good to know that the failed company was HP, run by former candidate for California governor Meg Whitman.
Actually, it was EDS, which HP bought in 2007, that had the gross incompetence:
The contract was awarded in 2007 to the Texas-based Electronic Data Systems. The company was later bought by Hewlett-Packard and renamed HP Enterprise Services. Hewlett-Packard is now run by Meg Whitman, who during her failed campaign for governor in 2010 promised to save California money with better computer technology.
The project has been dogged by delays and faulty computer coding, according to a December state report. The contractor has been unable to complete some tasks and left critical positions vacant, the report said.