Michael Krigsman

Michael Krigsman is recognized internationally as an analyst, strategy advisor, enterprise advocate, and blogger. Interact with Michael on Twitter at @mkrigsman.

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Blatant Fiorina

This is a bit off-center from what I usually write about, but it’s good. From Valleywag, reporting on a public talk given by Carly Fiorina at the 92nd St.

October 16, 2006 by


Reducing Consulting Costs with Productized Content

High-priced, open-ended consulting deals often fuel enterprise software implementation failures. As a result, a trend has developed among consulting companies and software vendors to package services into pre-defined, discrete units, decreasing risk and lowering costs for the customer.

October 13, 2006 by


Project Ocean Lives!

Back in August, I blogged about Project Ocean, a major implementation meltdown on a City of Philadelphia project. The project was suspended amid allegations of incompetence, politics, and corruption.

October 11, 2006 by


Productized Services - AT Kearny

Jason Busch at the SpendMatters blog has a great post describing AT Kearny’s procurement-related consulting offerings. His description of AT Kearny’s services is instructive for anyone interested in packaged services: Procurement Solutions is focused on creating repeatable, expert solutions to Spend Management versus a more traditional management consulting approach which looks at each new procurement and supply chain opportunity from a generalist, one-off analytical lens.

October 10, 2006 by

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Voting Touchscreens are Evil

Diebold has been in the news lately for producing electronic voting machines that lots of people don’t trust. Techdirt points out that one set of issues seems related to the touchscreens themselves.

October 6, 2006 by


Failure of the State

ComputerWorld reports that Louis Gutierrez, CIO for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, has submitted his resignation. From the magazine: In a letter yesterday to his staff, Gutierrez said that when he joined the state’s Information Technology Division (ITD) he looked forward to many challenges.

October 4, 2006 by


School Loan Information

Sharon Gaudin reports in InformationWeek on a little problem at the US Department of Education: seems they forgot to test a software upgrade before deploying it on their website. Well, I suppose it’s no big deal…well, except to the 21,000 people whose personal information was exposed on the web for several days.

October 3, 2006 by


Reducing Services Costs

Vinnie Mirchandani posts on IBM’s strategy to productize services. Almost a year ago, Vinnie posed this challenge: “IBM’s SI/outsourcing groups do not think like its software group.

October 2, 2006 by