Michael Krigsman

Michael Krigsman is founder of cxotalk.com. He is recognized internationally as an industry analyst, strategy advisor, enterprise advocate, and industry commentator. As a columnist for ZDNet, He is a frequent conference speaker and a judge in prestigious industry contests such as the CIO100 contest (CIO Magazine) and CRM Idol. He is also a photographer whose work has been published by the Wall Street Journal, MIT, CNET News, and others. Michael is on Twitter at @mkrigsman.

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Medical Emergency

Medical Emergency

CIO magazine has an article written by Allan Holmes, describing Maine’s attempt to develop and deploy a web-based system for processing Medicaid claims and payments. The project was started back in 2001, to help the state to modernize its systems and also ensure compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

April 22, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

Sometimes the Obvious Needs to be Stated

Sometimes the Obvious Needs to be Stated

In a post titled IT project failures, Charlie Bess makes an insightful comment about a subject that should be obvious, but is often overlooked:Since the only reason the project exists is to achieve business benefits. Project managers need to have the business needs as the project objective.

April 20, 2006 by in Tech Industry

Stating the Obvious?

Stating the Obvious?

According to KPMG, lots of IT projects fail as a result of poor management. From the article:KPMG International’s survey of 600 organisations across 22 countries revealed that 86% of respondents reported the loss of up to a quarter of their targeted benefits across their project portfolios.

April 19, 2006 by in Tech Industry

Toasting Russia

Toasting Russia

Dean Lane has an article in CIO Insight magazine on the state of IT in Russia. The discussion emphasizes the similarities and shared set of concerns that exists between Russian CIOs and their Western counterparts.

April 18, 2006 by in CXO

Running, Running, Running

Running, Running, Running

This post may appear to be off-topic, but actually it’s not — it has everything to do with success on projects or on anything else for that matter.Today was the running of the 110th Boston Marathon, where huge numbers of people cheer on a stream of 20,000 tired runners almost all day long.

April 17, 2006 by in Tech Industry

Virtual Distance Drives Risk

Virtual Distance Drives Risk

CIO Insight magazine has an article about the way Boeing is building its new 787 aircraft. In short, it’s an intensely global and collaborative effort, involving design participants in the US, Japan, Russia, and Italy.

April 15, 2006 by in CXO

Software as a Service

Software as a Service

Don Dodge has a great post on the software as a service (Saas) business model. Here is his list of things a potential SaaS provider must focus on:Cashflow - VCs must be patient and willing to fund you to break even.

April 14, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

Alive and Kicking

Alive and Kicking

Even since the pre-Y2K ERP build-up, conventional wisdom has held that big software systems are on the way out. Open source solutions and  software as a service (SaaS) providers, among other reasons, have put pressure on ERP vendors to come up with new ideas.

April 13, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

Success Factors

Success Factors

Here at the Deck Chairs blog, we hear about lots of project flame-outs. Sometimes, the stories are hard to believe, and we say to ourselves, "It just can’t be.

April 12, 2006 by in CXO

Let My Bunnies Go

Let My Bunnies Go

Easter bunnies and candy make me remember Hershey’s Halloween Hell. Apparently, I’m not alone, since the ERP channel recently wrote about the same topic.

April 10, 2006 by in IBM

In the Land of the Quakers

In the Land of the Quakers

Quaker Fabric Corporation (NASDAQ: QFAB) is a leading manufacturer of woven upholstery fabrics for furniture markets in the United States and abroad, and the largest producer of Jacquard upholstery fabric in the world.Quaker recently announced they have terminated their CIO, Norman J.

April 9, 2006 by in CXO

Hope Springs Eternal

Hope Springs Eternal

The New York Times has an interesting article on infomercials. According to the article, successful informercials show viewers a magical transformation, relying on our hopes and fears to sell everything from pots and pans to fitness products.

April 8, 2006 by in Tech Industry

The High Cost of Failure

The High Cost of Failure

Invacare Corporation (NYSE: IVC), headquartered in Elyria, Ohio, is the global leader in the manufacture and distribution of innovative home care and long-term care medical products that promote recovery and active lifestyles. Invacare had 2005 revenues of about $1.

April 7, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

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