Articles By Mitch Betts

Defeating the customization argument

Defeating the customization argument

CIOs know intuitively that too much customization and a hodgepodge of IT products will boost costs. Yet when business managers...

September 30th, 2005 Mitch Betts
The IT worker malaise

The IT worker malaise

The economy seems to be picking up a little; IT budgets are supposed to be edging upward this year. But...

June 14th, 2004 Mitch Betts
The resourceful project manager

The resourceful project manager

These are challenging times for IT project managers. The business wants new systems built yesterday to meet customer demands. IT...

February 16th, 2004 Mitch Betts
Why IT projects fail

Why IT projects fail

Ever wondered why IT project status reports are so upbeat, managers continue to fund losing efforts, and some projects are...

August 25th, 2003 Mitch Betts
Data mining reveals competitive nuggets

Data mining reveals competitive nuggets

Sometimes the results from data analysis are just plain absurd. Web logs show that one of the most common search...

July 18th, 2003 Mitch Betts
Dashboards: Not just for execs anymore

Dashboards: Not just for execs anymore

When people think of management dashboards, they often think of what used to be called executive information systems (EIS). An...

April 13th, 2003 Mitch Betts
Turbulence ahead!

Turbulence ahead!

I'm sitting here with a stack of 15 research reports on the telecommunications industry, and I'm going to save you...

January 15th, 2003 Mitch Betts
Taming data chaos

Taming data chaos

That motley collection of corporate data you've been accumulating probably resembles a Jackson Pollock painting, as my colleague Pimm Fox...

April 14th, 2002 Mitch Betts
Dirty data

Dirty data

There are many ways that a supplier named IBM could be entered into a supply chain database: IBM Corp., I.B.M....

December 16th, 2001 Mitch Betts
Wired and wireless worlds to reunite soon?

Wired and wireless worlds to reunite soon?

Pop quiz: Which came first, the wired LAN or the wireless LAN? Today, we tend to think of wireless LANs...

October 18th, 2001 Mitch Betts