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Post Office tenders for front office IT tower worth up to £636m

o Computerworld UK staff
25.02.2014 kl 16:54 | Computerworld UK

The Computerworld UK story, "Post Office tenders for front office IT Tower worth up to £636m," which posted to the wire Monday, has been updated and the new fifth and sixth paragraphs now read:

 

The Computerworld UK story, "Post Office tenders for front office IT Tower worth up to £636m," which posted to the wire Monday, has been updated and the new fifth and sixth paragraphs now read:

Fujitsu is the current provider of the Post Office's branch IT system, known as Horizon. The system is at the centre of controversy over allegedly problematic accounting which has resulted in legal battles with sub-postmasters who claim to have been wrongly accused of fraud. A number of sub-postmasters were prosecuted as a result of the accountancy problems, which saw thousands of pounds go missing, and in some cases were jailed.

A recent independent investigation uncovered software problems in the Post Office Horizon system that led to cases of branch managers being overcharged. The Post Office cancelled these particular losses and sub-postmasters were not held accountable. The Post Office, which commissioned the investigation, claimed that the review highlights that there are no "system-wide problems" with the software, but that training issues were raised instead.

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