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Texas / IBM Data Center Project Failure

A good friend, Michael Krigsman, writes an excellent blog: IT project failures. The reasons vary for project failures and some are data breaches. His blog deserves a mention here because a recent post discussed a project involving IBM Corporation, a company I have had some direct experience with. Michael wrote:

"The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) sent IBM a “Notice to Cure,” accusing the large system integrator of failing to perform its obligations on a data center consolidation contract worth $863 million. According to an internal report prepared by the department, this is a case of the “blind leading the blind,” with both parties at fault."

Ouch! Harsh words. Sad state of affairs for a project.


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IBM today announced the opening of a new data center that has been designed to support new compute models like cloud computing, to help clients from around the world operate smarter businesses, organizations and cities. The data center will ultimately total 100,000 square feet at IBMs Research Triangle Park (RTP) campus and is part of a $360 million investment by the corporation to build the new data center in North Carolina. IBM owns or operates more than 450 data centers worldwide...then how come the IBM data center project is failure?



If you read his blog post, Michael Krigsman explains the reasons for the project failure. This applies only to this IBM-client project, not to other IBM data centers.


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