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Notes from the Field: Strategic IT Projects and their failure

IT people are always being encouraged to become knowledgeable about the world of business. This is a concept I have been preaching about for over a decade! Most of them work in some sort of business, and there’s no denying that an understanding of how commerce works can help IT personnel do their job better, whatever industry they work in. But what about the flow of knowledge from IT to business? Is there anything in IT which is even applicable to business? After all, to the layperson, IT usually seems to be a world of confusing acronyms, incomprehensible jargon, and thoroughly uninteresting technical detail. However, most business people have only experienced the sharp end of IT—real, physical contact with machines and software—and not the ideas and concepts that underpin all that technology and the way it works.

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