ZDNet IT Project Failures

  • California payroll: Another failure waiting to happen? - The State Controller’s Office is launching an assessment to recover its failed payroll project. This new project seems doomed even before it starts.
  • Infor CEO: 'Beautiful software' solves business problems - CEO Charles Phillips explains why his enterprise software company has cultivated design as a core strategic competency.
  • McAfee CIO: 'Embrace the change' - Patty Hatter, CIO of McAfee, explains the need to evolve and shift relationships with other parts of the company. She offers practical and important advice for anyone working in IT.
  • Digital transformation and the innovative CFO - Research demonstrates it's time for the Chief Financial Officer to reconsider historic models of value, investment, and return.
  • Social business maturity and digital transformation - Social enterprise -- communication, collaboration, and knowledge sharing across business silos and departmental boundaries -- is a core part of digital business transformation initiatives. Research from IDC sheds light on this topic.
  • Digital transformation and consulting/outsourcing firms - Changing technologies, client expectations, competition and an evolving market environment have forced business process outsourcers to adapt. Here's what you need to know.
  • Brand promise, customer experience, and CMO lessons for the CIO - Research into the gap between customer expectations and their experience have profound implications for IT and the CIO.
  • Digital transformation: CIO / CMO and the crisis of confidence - Research shows that enterprise technology spending has grown far beyond IT. CIOs and IT must change or become increasingly marginalized.
  • Digital transformation and the high performance enterprise - Digital business transformation is the latest buzzword. These stats demonstrate how to gain real business benefit from the trend.
  • Is 'marketing' ready for digital transformation? - Research explains how marketers and the CMO can become leaders in digital business transformation.
  • Business transformation and the digital CIO - Three top leaders discuss the evolving role of IT and the CIO. Learn about managing change from world-class experts.
  • SAP Jam: Ready for enterprise collaboration - Enterprise social software is maturing and the latest entry from SAP is worth your time to investigate.
  • Bridging the gap between brand promise and customer experience - Marketers have a special role to play as advocates between brands and consumers. These four tips will help you create authentic, great relationships with buyers and prospects.
  • MIT CIO Symposium: Lessons on digital business transformation - A conversation with C-level executives sheds light on what organizations must do to succeed in times of turbulence, rapid change, and shifting roles.
  • CIO strategy workshop: Intel's IT leadership and transformation pyramid - The relationship between IT and the larger business organization is fraught with challenge and opportunity. Here are practical steps you can take drive value and gain recognition.
  • Epicor reinvigorates its ERP offerings - At the time when the ERP market is thriving Epicor adopts a new, coherent strategy to pull the pieces together.
  • Infor and 'No Fugly Software': Design as a competitive weapon - Infor is a $3 billion software company using design as a core element of strategy and differentiation. Here's their plan.
  • 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?
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