Delaying the fixing of problems in I.S. only makes things worse!

9 Mar

Even the biggest and most successful companies can be affected by an information systems failure.

One such example happened to Sainsbury’s in the UK ten years ago in 2003. The large supermarket chain intended on installing a barcode-based fulfillment system would increase efficiency and streamline operations. This system was due to be installed in their distribution centre in Essex which distributed to most of London!

This system quickly ran into what were described as “horrendous” barcode-reading errors. Regardless of this, in 2005 the company claimed the system was operating as intended. Two years later, the entire project was scrapped, and Sainsbury’s wrote off £150 million in IT costs.

This shows that failures in I.S should be addressed straight away, otherwise shit will hit the fan..



The link for this example is as follows!:


4 Responses to “Delaying the fixing of problems in I.S. only makes things worse!”

  1. sad111310996 March 9, 2013 at 5:20 pm #

    Very good post the sainsbury example will be handy for exam

  2. sad111708665 March 9, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

    …good information; helpful in exam situation…great blog, thanks 🙂

  3. sad112540853 March 9, 2013 at 6:16 pm #

    Brilliant blog, i really enjoyed it and I never knew that this happened to Sainsbury’s in 2003, very descriptive and interesting blog 😀

  4. sad111401158 March 10, 2013 at 2:56 am #

    Well done.. Really informative blog 🙂

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