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Fast-path Implementations - Are They Good or Bad? by P.J. Jakovljevic & Olin Thompson Over the last few years the market has seen a plethora of fixed-scope and fixed-price applications, pre-packaged vertical solutions with industry templates, limited education and training, implementation tools, attractive support programs and hosting services with catchy names, all aimed at making it faster, simpler and cheaper for enterprises well under $500 million to use them. Is this approach good or bad for the user?
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Should E-Business Be Inside or Outside of IT? by William Friend All the recent management trends from Continuous Improvement to Business Process Re-engineering have had the same issue we see with E-Business. They have enterprise-wide implications and tend to become part of the corporate department that started the initiative. This article recommends a more strategic business approach.