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  •  And I bet "they" want the solution to be rolled (1+ / 0-)
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    out by no later than Dec 15, 2013.... assholes the lot of them all.

    I work for what can be called one of the Global Fortune 500 companies.  I work on a subsystem in printing.  We use a third party software package to merge images and text.  It has become outdated.  The company has spent more than a year trying to decide which of two 'new' packages to use.  In the 7 months that I've been there, no one can make up their minds.  Once the decision is made, it is expected for the conversion to take at least two years.

    Now, consider that ACA was passed (say) on Dec 31 2009 (can't remember the exact date, doesn't really matter anyway).  That gave them 3 years and 9 months to determine requirements, design the system, inventory what they do have access to, determine what is needed, design, code, test and get approvals for a very, very large and complex system.  Now a Fortune 500 company is finding that 2+ years for a print system CONVERSION is completely reasonable, what is the realistic probability of rolling out an entirely new system (infrastructure, software, hardware, etc) in the same period of time without hiccups???????

    •  In other words (1+ / 0-)
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      the folks who promised the system and the folks they hired to deliver it should have delayed the program for a year or two? So, maybe Obama should grab that debt ceiling offer from Boehner?

      •  At this point and time, it's too late to change. (0+ / 0-)

        Not enough time.  I was probably going in a 'round about way of saying they shouldn't have tried for bells and whistles and kept it simple and straight forward.  Somebody made promises they couldn't keep and somebody bought the line that it could be done in that amount of time.

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