Manager Narrow-mindedness Can Be Blamed for IT Failures

CIOs: Do CEOs 'get' technology?
,----[ Quote ] | CEOs must do more to understand the challenges and potential of technology | if they want to avoid failed IT projects and get more out of their
| investment, according to CIOs. `----
Case study below.
Management 'scared' by open source
,----[ Quote ] | And the suits are resorting to play-it-safe legal advice and | draconian management techniques in a vain attempt to stop open | source crossing their frontier. Tactics include blocking popular | sites like SourceForge and banning use of USB drives. `---- /
Case study:
NHS computer boss failed IT exams
,----[ Quote ] | Mary Granger is amazed that her son was put in charge of a 20bn | project to transform the NHS's computer system. She is less | surprised that his 'Connecting for Health' project is over-budget, | behind schedule and threatening to become the biggest IT disaster | in history. `----
Microsoft in the NHS
,----[ Quote ] | Microsoft is one of the key technology firms in the 6.2 billion NHS | IT programme. It is working particularly closely with iSOFT ... `----
Prescription for an I.T. Disaster?
,----[ Quote ] | In 2002, the British government embarked on a $12 billion effort to | transform its health-care system with information technology. But | the country's oversight agency now puts that figure at $24 billion, | and two Members of Parliament say the project is "sleepwalking | toward disaster." `----,1540,2058194,00.asp
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