Post Office set to sign £180m deal with Fujitsu to extend the life of Horizon system, report

Thorough testing of new in-house IT system is important before its full rollout, it says

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Post Office set to sign £180 million deal with Fujitsu to extend the life of Horizon system, report
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Post Office set to sign £180 million deal with Fujitsu to extend the life of Horizon system, report

The scandal-plagued Horizon IT system, blamed for wrongly prosecuting hundreds of Post Office workers, is expected to remain operational for another five years.

As reported by Computer Weekly, Post Office is set to sign a £180 million deal with Fujitsu, the system's developer, to continue its maintenance. The faulty Horizon system was responsible for wr...

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