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Jun 13, 2013
@BritTim

Actually, you're wrong about this not happening in the real world. A certain large state's court system bought an extremely expensive software system (hundreds of millions of dollars). It didn't work. Turns out the warranty expired before the software was delivered. Really. The large, well-known consulting company (consult ="con" "insult" according to Dogbert) said "Well, we can look into that for you. Another $100,000,000 please!"

Turns out the person who signed the contract had as much experience with large computer systems (and large contracts) as your typical goose knows about astrophysics. Of course SOMEONE had to pay for the debacle, so she retired on a nice tax-funded pension. So the taxpayers continue to pay her for her "service." And, of course the CONsultants got paid. And years later the system still doesn't work! They've mostly abandoned it.

Welcome to the REAL world.
 
 
Jun 13, 2013
Is not a problem: Is a feature.
 
 
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Jun 13, 2013
Actual comment from IBM received just before reading this strip:

PROBLEM:
Maximo 7.1.1.10 - requires assistance installing IFIX to fix problem
with Maximo Everywhere.

ACTION TAKEN:
Installed IFIX successfully (though IFix did not fix problem with
Maximo Everywhere).

ACTION PLAN: close PMR
 
 
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Jun 13, 2013
It works better than the Path-E-Tech Management software, you sold us last year.
 
 
Jun 13, 2013
I see "games" in this strip.
 
 
 
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