(Source: The Register) The old saying goes that you can’t be fired
for picking IBM in a major IT rollout. This theory, however, does not seem
to apply to other vendors of elevated status - namely Cisco and SAP.
A Cisco purchase gone wrong has cost San Jose, California’s CIO
Wandzia Grycz her job. Grycz exited her CIO post earlier this week just
ahead of an audit release detailing the city’s findings on a recent
computer and phone network installation proposal. Grycz has publicly denied
that she allowed Cisco to craft the nature of the IT contact.
A new $51m computer system has had so many bugs that city officials
can’t get the technology up and running at all. And the culprit looks
"We find problems on a daily basis, and part of that is getting the
(computer) system to work for us," Diane Supler, budget director in
Tacoma told the Associated Press. "Every time we think we’ve
identified all of the issues, something else happens in SAP (the system