In recent times, Wisconsin has experienced major IT meltdowns, prompting the State Auditor to release a report recommending various IT reforms. Wisconsin's state legislature also appointed a special task force to review failing IT projects, suggesting the state genuinely takes IT failures seriously.
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Recently, Peachtree Pro Accounting was given away for free, making this commercial software look open source, from a financial acquisition perspective.Against this backdrop, I read comments by Roberto Galoppini, where he raises the issues of services in the open source world.
Effective immediately, I am moving this blog to ZDnet, at the following address:http://blogs.zdnet.
Michael Krigsman writes and speaks about technology in a manner that most observers consider to be fair and balanced. Michael believes that writing about IT failures, which often have complex causes, creates a unique obligation to be reasonable and accurate in both reporting and analysis.
Big4Guy describes costs when implementing SAP or Oracle. The cost elements he describes more or less hold true when implementing any enterprise software, not just big ERP systems.
This is off-topic, but too bizarre to avoid mention. From Paul Kedrosky:Being profitable too soon gives investors, rightly or wrongly, an idea of what the margins are on the business, as opposed to what they could be in some perfect world.
Yash Pandhi, VP of Consulting for CollabraLink Technologies, writes about project failure on the CIO magazine website:From my consulting industry’s selfish perspective, I’d love to tell you that big, complex enterprise-wide [software] implementations offer the greatest chance for success. I can’t.
For many years, SAP was a poster child for the “not invented here” syndrome. Sure, the company has always been developer-focused, but arrogance in any form is unpleasant.
The UK National Health Service is cancelling an IT-related contract due to problems with the vendor. From an article on silicon.
According to the Hawk Eye, Iowa has the distinction of joining Nevada and Wisconsin on our list of recent state government project failures. In this case, A.