23 Feb Keep your key projects off the chopping block
How to save make-or-break IT initiatives in troubled times
There was a joke at the height of the Cold War: What should you do in the event of nuclear missile attack? Take shelter, duck and cover, then kiss your butt goodbye. If you’re trying to save IT projects — even the most strategic ones — you might feel the same way as you struggle through today’s historic financial meltdown.
“I’ve never known so many people all predicting doom and gloom at the same time across every front,” says Peter Whatnell, CIO at Sunoco Inc. and the new president of the Society for Information Management. “I’m being overly dramatic, but there doesn’t appear to be a ray of hope anywhere.”
As 2008 drew to a close, market research companies continued to slash their financial forecasts.
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