The North Carolina State Auditor has released a report evaluating the effectiveness of the state's Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO). This is the group responsible for overseeing project management on state IT projects.
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The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report criticizing how the Treasury Department spends it $2.8 billion IT budget.
The Wall Street Journal describes ten methods for avoiding those pesky IT rules and regulations many people find so annoying. From the article:Often it's just easier to accomplish certain tasks using consumer technology than using the sometimes clunky office technology our company gives us -- compare Gmail with a corporate email account.
Recently, major hosting provider, 365 Main, suffered a significant outage, which affected a number of high-profile websites.As readers of this blog know, IT-related failures are commonplace.
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.
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.