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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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Success with BIG DATA in Integrated Business Planning

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Neither Integrated Business Planning (IBP) nor its close cousin, driver-based budgeting, are new or radical concepts; most line managers do them intuitively when they use non-financial drivers to model their resource requirements and line-item expenses.

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The State of Outsourcing in Singapore

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In this presentation, we look at some key areas CIOs, IT Directors and other technology decision makers are focusing on and what lies ahead for the enterprising CIO in 2015 and beyond

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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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