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Breaking news from ihotdesk, the home of IT outsourcing in London:
Software failings are leaving businesses exposed to project overruns and failure, it has been claimed.

Category Software services
11 June 2008
 
Software failings are leaving businesses exposed to project overruns and failure, it has been claimed.

The cause of the problems is down to a lack of attention to post-merger integration issues, according to software provider Unit 4 Agresso.

Sub-standard IT systems should never be a valid excuse for a failed merger or acquisition because it is easy to investigate application development and systems integration, says Ton Dobbe, vice-president of product marketing at the firm.

"The expected benefits of a merger - shareholder value and economic scale, mostly - are often lost due to inadequate post-merger adaptation of enterprise applications," he continues.

Mr Dobbe adds that companies involved in mergers should seriously consider migrating to alternative software solutions that embrace post-implementation agility.

Earlier this week, the results of a study carried out by IT security firm AVG Technologies indicated increasing cybercriminal activity is threatening the economic interests of the European Union.


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