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IT Project Failures and the Black Swans

If you have any interest at all into why the rate of IT project failures are at such horrific rates, you will commit to setting aside 30 minutes before the end of this week to do the following: Read this … Continue reading

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IT Strategic Planning Model

IT strategic planning is a one of the principal duties of a CIO, yet paradoxically it is the one activity that creates the most trouble for them. The real shame of it is creating an IT strategic plan can be … Continue reading

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IT Cartels and Syndicates

We have IT cartels! Really? Well at least that is according to outgoing US Federal CIO Vivek Kundra in his remarks before the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Vivek said in his remarks before the council “that … Continue reading

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Why Strategic Planning Fails

Why strategic planning fails is an assertion that strategic planning fails in the first place, and that the causes might not be well understood. The reasons why strategic planning fails and the rate of failures should not be a surprise to … Continue reading

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Datatel Acquiring SunGard: T+10 and Counting

Datatel acquiring SunGard was announced to the world ten days ago (T+10). Although the updates from both companies have stopped, the speculation, conjecture, and hyperbole from the industry and customer communities have not. Even if we had a crystal ball we … Continue reading

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Do you USHI Hi5 or Bebo?

Looking for the top social media sites on any US college website and you find the usual set of icons to connect, share or follow in social media. Facebook and Twitter are the obligatory links with LinkedIn, YouTube, and Flickr … Continue reading

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The Fallacy of Planning

The Fallacy of Planning says we are terrible at planning how long something will take and how much it will cost. Restated another way, the fallacy of planning is people’s tendency to underestimate what it will take to get something … Continue reading

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