angry tapir writes "Montclair State University is suing Oracle in connection with a troubled ERP (enterprise resource planning) project. Montclair's complaint filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, states that Oracle made an array of "intentionally false statements" regarding the functionality of its base ERP system, the amount of customization that would be required, and the amount of "time, resources, and personnel that the University would have to devote." "Ultimately, after missing a critical go-live deadline for the University's finance system, Oracle sought to extort millions of dollars from the University by advising the University that it would not complete the implementation of the... project unless the University agreed to pay millions of dollars more than the fixed fee the University and Oracle had previously agreed to," it adds." Link to Original Source
The best book on programming for the layman is "Alice in Wonderland";
but that's because it's the best book on anything for the layman.