Health ministry spends up on IBM and Oracle

One source says $600,000 worth of Oracle licences bought

The Ministry of Health has invested in Oracle and IBM software licences for planned growth during the 2010-11 financial year.

Computerworld has been told at least $600,000 was spent on Oracle licences last month and that a multi-million spend was made on IBM software last year. The Ministry confirms Oracle and IBM products have been licensed but won’t say how much has been spent, citing commercial confidentiality.

It says in a statement that during the financial year 2010-11, it expects to perform upgrades and enhancements to parts of its data warehouse, such as maternity and mental health, as well as continuing key infrastructure improvements. “These projects will include use of Oracle and IBM Products licensed by the Ministry of Health.”

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