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The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has closed its investigation into alleged accounting impropriety by a UK software company ahead of its acquisition by computing giant Hewlett Packard (HP) in 2011. A US investigation is ongoing. 20 Jan 2015
A breakdown in relationship between IT customers and their suppliers is a major factor in IT project failures, an expert has said. 21 Aug 2014
Businesses and outsourcing suppliers often face problems that cause commercial harm but are not serious enough to merit using contractual remedies, which are usually confined to damages claims or contract termination.
This guide was last updated in December 2012.
AstraZeneca UK Limited v International Business Machines Corporation  EWHC 306 (TCC)
De Beers UK Ltd (formerly Diamond Trading Co Ltd) v Atos Origin IT Services UK Ltd  EWHC 3276 (TCC)
The Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Southwark v IBM UK Ltd 
GB Gas Holdings Limited v Accenture (UK) Limited and Others 
Hewlett Packard (HP) has directly accused two former executives of a UK software company it bought of fraud in legal filings submitted to a US court. 05 Aug 2014
The risk of breakdown in relationships between parties to an IT contract and the business and legal costs that a breakdown can cause should prompt organisations to address changes when they arise, an expert has said. 05 Aug 2014
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