Judge orders Oracle to keep hosting Oregon's Medicaid system

Posted by Zenphamy 7 years, 4 months ago to Business
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So you don't want to do business with me - if I'm Oregon, I'll just get a judge to tell you to.

Apparently in Oregon, the state actually owns your business decisions. AS has arrived in full force.
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  • Posted by khalling 7 years, 4 months ago
    Oracle shouldn 't have gotten into bed with them in the first place
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    • Posted by 7 years, 4 months ago
      How true. Both have already sued each other this past year over the failure of Oregon's Health Care site. The ways of government contractors are pretty strange, but it's always that way when private business gets involved with government.
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      • Posted by freedomforall 7 years, 4 months ago
        Contractors do it of their own free will even though they are aware of the inevitable complications. I consulted after Oracle and Emory Univ combined for an order of magnitude over budget system back in the 80s, While both staffs learned from the experience, the top level managers whose careers are made in big projects either don't learn or are replaced by those willing to make commitments that can't be fulfilled. Oracle (and other big software consultants) regularly over promise and under deliver, and their clients' choice is comply or commit career suicide.
        My bet is that there is plenty of blame to go around on this Oregon project. I also bet that Oregon will be paying Oracle to serve for another year and Oracle will likely get more fees for helping find and train a replacement.
        At least the next consultant will not be able to over promise too much, and the client will be less likely to accept fantasy for fact.
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