AccountingWEB members recently debated the root causes of government IT disasters and pointed the finger as some fundamental flaws in project specification and management.
But private companies aren't immune from IT disasters - and often for the same reasons. In an article originally published on our sister site CMC InsightExec, analyst firm Nucleus Research identified five basic mistakes companies make when deploying applications that end up costing them dearly.
Nucleus reviewed the results from thousands of IT projects in-depth in areas such as ERP, CRM, supply chain, integration, collaboration, and e-commerce and found technology is rarely the culprit of project failure.
Instead it found that too much customisation increases both initial and ongoing costs - but rarely increases usabili...