Michael Krigsman

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Michael Krigsman is an industry analyst and the host of CxOTalk, which tells stories of innovation and opportunity with the world's top business and technology leaders. He is a frequent speaker and panel moderator at technology conferences and advises the most successful enterprise companies on marketing and communications strategy. Michael's work has been referenced in the media over 1,000 times and in more than 50 books.

Michael Krigsman writes and speaks about technology in a manner that most observers consider to be fair and balanced. He maintains active personal and professional relationships with enterprise technology buyers, vendors, analyst firms (or individual analysts), consultants, and system integrators. As CEO of Asuret, Michael sells and delivers paid services to members of these same groups. Vendors regularly reimburse Michael's out-of-pocket travel expenses to attend industry conferences and events. Conference organizers frequently waive entry fees when Michael attends industry events. Michael often speaks at industry conferences and events. He is a member of the Enterprise Irregulars, a loose association of consultants, investors, industry representatives, analysts, and users of enterprise software. Interact with Michael on Twitter at @mkrigsman.

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IT failure at Heathrow T5: What really happened

IT failure at Heathrow T5: What really happened

Anyone having the misfortune to pass recently through Heathrow's new Terminal 5 knows the huge project debuted as a case study in full-blown systems failure. Most reports have focused on stranded customers, a crazed supermodel, and Queen Elizabeth's grand opening speech, which called the terminal "a 21st Century gateway to Britain."Here's my rundown of the major failures and why this debacle happened.

April 7, 2008 by in CXO

Billion-dollar IT failure at Census Bureau

Billion-dollar IT failure at Census Bureau

The US Census Bureau faces cost overruns up to $2 billion on an IT initiative replacing paper-based data collection methods with specialized handheld devices for the upcoming 2010 census. The Bureau has not implemented longstanding Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommendations and may therefore be forced to scrap the program. Harris Corp., the contractor associated with this incompetently managed initiative, was awarded a $600 million contract to develop the handhelds and related software.

March 20, 2008 by in Hardware

10 reasons for IT failure

10 reasons for IT failure

Readers of this blog know IT initiatives generally fail for business, organizational, or cultural reasons. Sure, technology screw-ups occur all the time, but that's one of the realities to be managed. Success or failure ultimately depends on how project leadership manages the full range of technical- and non-technical issues.

May 2, 2008 by in CXO

21 ways to flog dead horse projects

21 ways to flog dead horse projects

After writing my last post, which was on this same topic, I learned about 21 special techniques organizations use to deny their true state of failure.This is from the Humor Archives blog, but it's actually not funny at all.

June 5, 2009 by in CXO