ZDNet IT Project Failures

  • McKinsey research: IT needs a kick in the keister - A new study shows increasing dissatisfaction with IT and the CIO. Here's the problem and some solutions.
  • Top 100 CIOs on Twitter - A new list of Chief Information Officers emphasizes the importance of communication as a driving force for CIO value and innovation.
  • ERP contradictions in 2014: Smaller projects, more delays - New research concludes ERP budgets are shrinking but project length and delays have increased. Why the contradictory data?
  • Enterprise social media: New battleground for CIO influence - As social media strategy becomes more important, CIOs and IT have a new lever to drive conversation with peers in marketing and other departments across the company.
  • MIT CIO leadership awards now accepting applications - Innovative Chief Information Officers can apply for a prestigious award at the MIT CIO Symposium, however, the deadline is approaching.
  • NATO Commanding General talks leadership, change, and agility - A top US Air Force leader offers advice on managing business transformation, people, and technology on a huge scale.
  • Saving the dry, lifeless soul of enterprise software - A special edition of CxOTalk (episode 44) brings together three top analysts to discuss why enterprise software is so uninspired and how to fix the problem. The conversation is fun, exciting, and completely engaging.
  • Workday: Linking technology design and user experience - During a conversation with Workday's Chief Technology Officer, Stan Swete, we spoke about simplifying enterprise applications for the cloud.
  • Enterprise software marketing: Sell the value, not the box - Many startups (and even large software companies) focus on features instead of customers. Stanford professor, Steve Blank, redefines how a software startup should approach... everything.
  • CMO strategy session: The new discipline of 'social lead management' - The Chief Marketing Officer of LexisNexis describes how to achieve traditional marketing and demand generation objectives with social media.
  • Research: CIOs and the 'digitalization' of business - New research from Gartner and CIO Magazine describe the shift from infrastructure to digital transformation. But, not all organizations are ready to change.
  • Fixing government tech: Innovation against 'IT cartels' and 'complex systems' - Three of the most innovative CIOs in government suggest ways to improve federal, state, and local information technology.
  • Social networks, hierarchy, and the illusion of control - The Chief Scientist of salesforce.com, JP Rangaswami, discusses new styles of management on the latest episode of CxOTalk.
  • CIO / CMO impact: Three disruptions that demand your attention - Venture capitalist, Fred Wilson, presents important business model innovations in enterprise technology. Corporate leadership should listen and learn.
  • Enterprise apps most profitable for mobile developers - New data shows that the enterprise apps is most profitable for mobile developers. There are clear implications for both software companies and CIOs.
  • Enterprise innovation: CxOTalk thought leadership - CxOTalk brings together top executives, authors, and analysts to a live forum every week. Here is what you need to know.
  • Rogue IT: Sad truths and unfortunate stories - A contest on BYOD, and similar, failures in the enterprise exposes rifts and missed expectations between users and IT.
  • PR finger pointing: IBM and Bridgestone wrangle over failed ERP - In an unusual public relations strategy, IBM lashed out against Bridgestone over fault on an IT failure. Although one-sided claims on both sides lack credibility, there are important PR lessons to learn.
  • Dreamforce 2013: Three startups to watch - Salesforce.com's annual conference brought together many great startups among the 135,000 registrants. Invoca, Introhive, and Addvocate are among the best of these startups.
  • Marin County restarts ERP project; Deloitte under scrutiny in CA and MA - California's Marin County has started a new enterprise implementation and learned lessons from the past. Meanwhile, Deloitte consulting is under scrutiny for recent IT failures in Massachusetts and California.
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