[nSLUG] local ns e-govt and oss???

Stephen Gregory nslug at kernelpanic.ca
Thu Feb 17 19:08:01 AST 2005

On Thu, 17 Feb 2005 19:47:20 +0000 M Taylor <mctylr at privacy.nb.ca>

>  a) Overly cautious managers afraid of going with non "corporate
>  standard" solutions.
>      This hearlds back to the "no one ever got fired for buying IBM"
>      school of thought from weak management. In reality, private
>      sector simply  wants results.

This is a political problem. Public employees are not rewarded for
taking risks. However they are punished for failures. Especially public
failures when elected officials are called to task. By using the "IBM"
style products they minimize the potential for blame. Ofcourse it
dosen't affect the chance of failure.



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