Spine 2 – success for the NHS

Sooraj Shah reports on the NHS’s successful implementation of Spine 2 – in ‘Computing‘.

Points to focus on:

  1. Proprietary Oracle database is out, Open source RIAL NoSQL database is in
  2. Avoiding vendor lock-in
  3. Using G-Cloud
  4. Modifications were held up in the past by contracts not technology
  5. Smaller projects – too big to fail really means too big to succeed
  6. NHS to be congratulated for their way of handling the transition
  7. Importance of training
  8. Vertical integration instead of outsourcing





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