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Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity: A Quick Guide for Small Organizations and Busy Executives Second Edition by Thejendra BS

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Chapter 9. IT Project Failures

 

‘Mr Corleone is a man who insists on hearing all bad news immediately.’

 
 --The Godfather

What is an IT project?

Modern organizations today require myriads of IT equipment like computers, telecom devices, data and voice lines, security devices, firewalls, software, etc. Proper selection, installation, configuration and maintenance of those IT environments are of crucial importance. Implementation, configuration and handover of such equipment can be considered as an IT project. For example, installing a new local area network with the necessary servers, e-mail, Internet, desktops, preloaded software, etc, for a new office can be classified as an IT project. Dozens of factors must be considered during an IT implementation. ...

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