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NHS IT: Another project over budget, late and with a functionality shortfall

July 3, 2015 | MIKE SIMONS

The public sector spending watchdog, the National Audit Office, has slammed the NHS for signing off and paying for a £40 million IT system that was not fit for purpose, that was delivered late and which still cannot provide the public service intended. The Department of Health's GP Extraction Service is more than twice over budget and with the NHS estimating it will deliver less than two years' service instead of the expected five.

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Opened with much fanfare, IBM lab in Kenya looks for concrete results

July 2, 2015 | REBECCA WANJIKU

In 2013, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta launched an IBM research lab in Nairobi with expectations that it would help develop and launch applications for both the government and private sector. Two years later, though, the lab is struggling to identify specific, viable projects that it that has researched and developed.

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7 tips to transform difficult stakeholders into project partners

July 2, 2015 | MOIRA ALEXANDER

Business projects almost always create change, which can also bring about significant disruption, stress and fear. That anxiety can translate into difficult project stakeholders – not to mention at-risk projects and unmet goals. Knowing how to turn these problematic partners into committed collaborators is essential skill all project managers should master. Here’s how.

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Taking Finance Further

Anaplan

FP&A is a crucial component of the CFO’s job, but it is often frustratingly ineffective. As a result, many organisations use the data produced by finance only for compliance; their strategic decision making remains uninfluenced by it.

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Sprint Drives 45-Times Performance Improvement

IBM

Sprint Nextel deployed nine IBM FlashSystem 820 solutions with a total of 150 TB of flash storage, virtualized through IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller. The company cut average latency by a factor of ten, and achieved a 45-times performance improvement for one application.

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