Small and medium-sized enterprise market being targeted
Stories by Stephen Bell
Success will probably justify $20,000 system
Presentations will be part vendors' pitches and part user case studies
Software already in Asia, Argentina, North America
Debate over unique identifiers for each citizen reignites
Companies guilty of fatal inaction
Now a clear split between strategic and policy side of company’s IT
Index calculated every five minutes
Soar defends his achievements
Unit has four staff and budget of $16m over four years
New company will have "tighter focus" on local requirements
E-commerce is much celebrated as a successful application of technology for present and future. But even in technology and Internet timescales (and certainly in business timescales) it is very much at the beginning of its life. Mistakes are made (and not always admitted to) and lessons are still being learned.
The basic parameters of an IT project - indeed any project - are threefold; it must be of good quality, done within an acceptable time and keep within the financial budget.
Situation described as "disaster waiting to happen"
Notional deadline of December 31 for development of system