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Failure Cannot be an Option: Using Portfolio Analysis to Implement Successful IT Modernization

shutterstock_103389071In a recent Reality Check article, Software AG’s Paula Ziehr offers some candid thoughts on the acceptability of failure in enterprise-level IT. According to Ziehr, billions of dollars are being thrown away each year on failed IT projects. Ziehr discusses the idea that failure is an expected and accepted part of the culture in IT departments but argues that this shouldn’t be the case. For Ziehr, planning and vetting projects against their architecture landscape to identify potential sources of project failure would certainly reduce the opportunities to fail.

Implementing FITARA in 2016

shutterstock_313652264Despite FITARA’s one-year anniversary, the law continues to present challenges for Chief Information Officers (CIO) and their agencies. To that end, FCW hosted an executive roundtable in early December to discuss the one-year anniversary of the enactment. Similarly, an additional benefit to the roundtable is the much needed CIO perspective on the practical realities of the law and its implementation.

Happy Holidays from ModernGOV

HHWe wanted to take a moment to wish all our readers a very happy holiday from the ModernGOV editorial team and everyone at Software AG Government Solutions. We hope your season is filled with joy, peace, family and fun.

Our thanks go out to America’s public sector employees, wherever they may be this holiday season. We are incredibly thankful for your efforts, and look forward to providing you with more strategies for managing data and putting it to work to help your agency meet its mission.

Rest assured our break will be short – ModernGOV will be back next week with more new content. Until then, have a happy holiday celebration.


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