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State IT failures are not inevitable

Madison, Wis. - Are state government information technology consolidation projects bound to be expensive, problematic, and time-consuming?

Matt Miszewski, the CIO for the State of Wisconsin, has indicated the problems Wisconsin is having with IT consolidation are not unusual for large state projects. He has plenty of support on that point, especially from other government CIOs, but......

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Appointing the wrong IT management team. On occasion, Baum said, the responsibility simply is given to the wrong people, either someone who is politically connected or who has the wrong motivation.

Courting the ideal

Ideally, IT consolidation is supposed to bring cost savings, secure infrastructure, and improved information sha......

Full article >>>">the National Association of State CIOs surveyed state government CIOs regarding their consolidation and shared services initiatives. Eighty percent identified workforce resistance to change as an obstacle or challenge to their consolidation effort, but Baum said change isn't the issue.

"The conventional wisdom is that people resist change," he said. "That's wrong. People res......

Full article >>> the past tenses that haven't even begun yet. It's just a combination of someone who did not have the experience to make key decisions in a project, any project this large."

Baum believes a number of management styles can be successful, depending on the project and the stage of a project. He said there are times when it's appropriate to bring in someone who is going make a change at any c......

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State defensive on new Oracle contract

Oracle out, Microsoft in for state e-mail project......

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