IBM blamed for GSIS woes

Inquirer ( reported today that the GSIS intends to sue IBM for GSIS’s woes on DB2 server crashing! On the surface, it looks like IBM’s DB2 product did not scale very well to handle GSIS transaction volume.

IBM’s defense is that it was not part of the evaluation process in the selection of the GSIS software solution. But maybe, due diligence on IBM’s part to do some project management and risk analysis would have helped IBM warn GSIS about this potential problem. On the other hand, GSIS should also make sure that the software developers did what they could to reduce the transactional demands on the system.

I am eagerly awaiting more details into this problem. It is an interesting Project management debacle as well.