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CEOs and CFOs have had to rely on CIOs to work through the numbers, assess priorities, and focus on only the most important business-technology projects
Long term projects are dead
Executives now have projects that span multiple budgets, with incremental goals and short term return on investment targets. They are long term projects with intermediate outputs.
There is no future in IT jobs
Salaries have held their ground compared to other disciplines. The most sought after complementary skill CFOs want in accountants is IT knowledge.
Smaller Budgets equal less IT
Competition has pushed down the cost of hardware and software. You can do more for less.
IT is a commodity
MIS systems involve a constantly changing mix of people, business processes, and intellectual capital.? While components may be commodities, the business-process optimization, business-to-business collaboration, customer-driven decision making can become a commodity.
Innovation is Over
2002 VC dollars actually exceeded that available in 1998
Forget the drop because of the bubble. We seem to be on-track
Tecore Wireless Systems (www.tecore.com), a private company in Columbia, Maryland, said it would lay the groundwork for phone companies to offer wireless in Iraq.
Tecore sells cellular infrastructure and software to carriers in Afghanistan, the United Arab Emirates and other parts of the Middle East. It plans to begin building a distribution center in Iraq by the end of summer, the company said.
US government awarded WorldCom a $45 million contract to build a cell network in Iraq
Pentagon also gave Motorola a $10 to $25 million contract — depending on options the company exercises — to install radio communications for security forces in Baghdad.
Iraq has never had a cell-phone system, but analysts say it would be easy and cheap to install.
"It is precisely in places where no infrastructure exists that Wi-Fi can be particularly effective, helping countries to leapfrog generations of telecommunications technology and infrastructure and empower their people." Kofi Annan, UN secretary-general
Wireless Internet technology may help poor nations leapfrog into the future if they can get assistance to harness the new technology, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Thursday.
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