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Fighting against the stereotype
Published: 1st March 1999 | By: Bloor Research
How many Boards of Directors are completely happy with their IT investment? Many business managers have an image of their IT function as delivering projects late and over budget; they see IT delivering cost rather than benefits. It seems that…

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Cultural Transformation (1) – Releasing the power of people
Published: 1st March 1999 | By: David Taylor
Fifteen years ago many users complained about their internal Electronic Data Processing departments, who never seemed to understand business requirements, spent too much money and lived in an insular world of their own, surrounded by secrecy, techies and IBM.

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Cultural Transformation (2) – Awaken the giants within
Published: 1st March 1999 | By: David Taylor
To turn a compelling vision into effective reality takes skills. Strong and leadership, true openness and powerful values. Corporate IS departments and IT companies are well positioned to take the lead in this area. Out of necessity they have to…

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The power of unity
Published: 1st March 1999 | By: David Taylor
IS departments face enough challenges with service provision as it is, without the additional burden of open disagreement. All it takes is for one person to criticise a strategic decision, or another to confide in a business colleague that the…

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Another initiative? Oh joy!
Published: 1st March 1999 | By: David Taylor
What real financial benefits have been delivered by the “initiatives” so prevalent in business today? From an IT perspective, under ever increasing pressure to justify our spending and very existence, where are the savings, improvements and competitive advantage resulting from…

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This is personal
Published: 1st March 1999 | By: David Taylor
Deborah Graham, 33, a Computer systems manager from Dudley, committed suicide after struggling in private to cope with her job. What a tragedy for someone so young to be consumed by such stress, pressures and worries. These are not unique…

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Strategic Communication?
Published: 1st March 1999 | By: David Taylor
Information overload. Everyone suffers from it, it causes great stress, and it is a self-fulfilling prophecy. The more information there is out there, the more we strive to know. We receive a twenty-page report and we want more detail next…

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Our biggest financial – and human – cost
Published: 1st March 1999 | By: David Taylor
A recent Computer Weekly/Banner study showed that over 30% of IT directors feel  that stress affects their ability to cope with their job. After covering this in my CW column, I was inundated with e-mails and letters from people suggesting…

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Designers of destiny
Published: 1st March 1999 | By: David Taylor
Within the world of IT, the negs are having a field day. We all know who the negs they are the people who love to find something, anything, wrong with an idea. They will always point out (with great glee)…

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Enterprise by Other Means FAQ
Published: 1st January 1997 | By:
When The Enterprise By Other Means was published in August 1996, it was widely viewed as a controversial ?projection of the direction that the IT industry was taking. While there were many supporters of the view it espoused (far more…

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