Computer deal gags criticism / State agrees not to disparage Accenture for its performance

Source: April M. Washington, Rocky Mountain News (CO), December 30, 2005

Colorado has promised not to bad-mouth a company that started but did not finish building a $40.8 million computer system for the state Department of Labor, according to a settlement announced last week. Colorado also will “express appreciation” for the company’s work, according to the Dec. 20 document. Accenture and the Department of Labor formally terminated their contract last week over claims by the state that the global technology services company was far behind schedule and that the system it was developing was fraught with bugs.