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  • Nov 19th, 2013 @ 5:29pm

    Accenture should have been handed the full contract

    Remember how California's health exchange beat all the others on enrollment, and had some of the most positive feedback from consumers?

    Accenture built that. I have no insight into my company's involvement in the federal exchange or their challenges, but I can guarantee you if we were chosen for the overall job the result would be much like what with did with California's exchange.

    As a company we have a wealth of "internet native" experience, deep roots in Silicon valley and solid involvement with emerging technologies.

    There was two root problems with the federal exchange: 1) They were not willing to pay what it would actually cost to build the monstrous site they promised, so had to cut corners, and 2) They divided up component development, without giving any thought to the eventual integration and without putting any one company in charge of the overall result.