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Report on 'complacent' IT provider goes before Tynwald

A report criticising the government's in-house IT provider Information Systems Division, will be laid before Tywnald this week.

An investigation by the Standing Committee on Public Accounts was launched in response to a series of complaints from the government departments it was set-up to serve.

The report describes the division as 'complacent' to criticism about the cost and management of IT projects.

Critics say ISD has become too bureaucratic and inwardly-focused, forgetting its core aim is to provide public services like Noble's Hospital with vital IT projects.

Chartered IT professional Steve Burrows says private sector suppliers are also unhappy with ISD:

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