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Letter from Sen. Vinehout: State should heed lessons from UW computer problems

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“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend four sharpening the axe,” said Abe Lincoln. He knew the importance of planning.
 Recent audits detail troubles with a University of Wisconsin payroll computer system.  More time should have been spent in planning. Problems with payroll systems stretch back more than a decade. In 2001, the UW System contracted with a company to change its computer system. The project was to cost under $20 million and be finished in 2005.

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