Government locked into £330m Oracle contract until 2016 • The Register

One can find this sentence true in many locales: “However, it is unclear how much savings the centres are yet making, with a number of departments bound by legacy contracts.”

Legacy contracts live long after their signing. And as the ICT world tends to move in spurts and incoherently, the legacy contracts warp not just the holder but also a good part of the ecosystem into the wasteland.

via Government locked into £330m Oracle contract until 2016 • The Register.