CBC reports: IBM wins $32M Ontario government contract despite delivering problem-riddled software

by Amanda Pfeffer, CBC News

"Union representing Ontario social assistance workers fuming over decision to award another IT contract to IBM.

Despite 18 months of problems associated with the software responsible for tracking Ontarians on social assistance, the Ontario government has awarded a two-year $32-million IT contract aimed at servicing the software to the same company that created it.

The union representing workers using SAMS — short for "social assistance management system" — is not happy that the contract has been awarded to IBM."

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