BBC signs deal with IBM to salvage part of failed digital project

BBC signs deal with IBM to salvage part of failed digital project 

The broadcaster will continue to operate its Fabric Archive Database

The BBC has signed a £5 million deal with IBM to continue to support and operate its Fabric Archive Database (FAD), which is the only element of its failed Digital Media Initiative that it is attempting to salvage.

The system was developed and built on an IBM product set and the organisation believes that the easiest and cheapest option would be to sign IBM to continue supporting the system for the next three years.

Beyond this point the BBC will decide upon the future of FAD and will explore options for a replacement product.

 “The Fabric Archive Database was designed by IBM, developed on and operated on an IBM product set. It is envisaged that the continuity and where necessary, adaptation to future changes of the Fabric Archive Database requires specific knowledge of pre-existing IBM code used on Fabric Archive Database,” said the BBC in a contract notice.

Source: Computer World UK

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Archive News, Digital News. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s