By Michael Krigsman on February 5, 2010
Phil Pavitt, CIO for the UK tax department, recently spoke out against huge IT projects. Some of his comments are extraordinary.
Posted in Business, Featured Posts | Tagged CIO issues, government, Government projects, HM Revenue and Customs, IT issues, Outsourcing, Politics, Project failures, Tax, Taxation, Vendor relationships
By Michael Krigsman on January 29, 2010
The Devil’s Triangle and “pain chains” bind together enterprise customers, technology vendors, and system integrators in an unholy trinity that leads to failed projects.
Posted in Featured Posts, Trends & Concepts | Tagged Altimeter Group, Bob Warfield, CIO issues, Cultural issues, Devil's Triangle, Due diligence, IT issues, Politics, project management, Vendor relationships
By Jeff Nolan on January 13, 2010
Larry wrote this today and I think it pretty much sums up the situation for Google in China.
Reading all of this laid out in a blog post can be summed up in one word: Wow. Now let’s look at how Google arrived at this big decision, which could result in a complete pullout. […]
By Michael Krigsman on January 7, 2010
How does one create small systems that address similar requirements as large ones? It’s a basic matter we need to consider.
Posted in Featured Posts, Trends & Concepts | Tagged CIO issues, Cultural issues, Enterprise 2.0, enterprise software, Failure 2.0, Information technology, IT issues, Politics, Service-oriented architecture, Software development, Twitter | 1 Response
By Jason Busch on December 16, 2009
If I were to practice what I preach here on Spend Matters, I should
have probably packed up my bags and left Chicago — not to mention
Illinois — a long time ago. After all, this is the epicenter of
middle-corrupt-spending-America, a place …
By Jeff Nolan on December 16, 2009
Normally I would tweet this but this feature in SF Weekly is so extensive and conclusive that it deserves attention.
It’s time to face facts: San Francisco is spectacularly mismanaged and arguably the worst-run big city in America. This year’s city budget is an astonishing $6.6 billion — more than twice the budget for […]
By Michael Krigsman on November 29, 2009
The US General Services Administration employs almost 12,000 people and has a budget of $25 billion. Fellow ZDNet blogger, Dion Hinchcliffe, and I spoke with CIO Casey Coleman.
By Jeff Nolan on November 18, 2009
I read this short Reuters piece on President Obama’s Fox interview last night and simply thought “who are these people?” Here’s my edited version of the full piece: BEIJING, Nov 18 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama gave his sternest warning yet about the need to contain rising U.S. deficits, saying on Wednesday that if government […]
By Michael Krigsman on September 30, 2009
The total annual cost of worldwide IT failures is $6.2 trillion dollars, according to calculations performed by Roger Sessions, über-expert enterprise architect and CTO of ObjectWatch.