Technology often troublesome for Texas

When state agencies buy or upgrade technology they — and consequently taxpayers — usually spend a lot more time and money than originally expected, and the trend is getting worse.

According to a new report, which shows that on-time and on-budget performance for state information technology projects declined last year compared with 2009, 32 of 48 projects are on average 19 months late, and 24 of them average $2.7 million over budget.