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    IacovouDexter05

    1. Charalambos L Iacovou & Albert S Dexter
    2. Surviving IT Project Cancellations
    3. Commun ACM V48n4(Apr 2005)pp83-86
    4. =SURVEY Delphi 36 IT CONSULTANTS
    5. Gives list of the 18 top ranked actions for when a projects fail:
      1. prepare a communication plan to contain misinformation and rumor and so limit damage
      2. Perform a post mortem to determine causes of failure
      3. Form a contingency plan with sponsor
      4. Modify process to fit discoveries
      5. Reflect on your own role and responsibilities.
      6. ...

    DelenDalaBenjamin05

    1. Dursun Delen & Nikunj P Dala & Perakath C Benjamin
    2. Integrated Modeling: The key to Holistic understanding of the enterprise
    3. Commun ACM V48n4(Apr 2005)pp107-112
    4. =ADVERT ERP MODELING TOOL PROCESS FUNCTION DATA COST ONTOLOGY PQRST GERAM IDEF CPM MODELMOSAIC REPOSITORY
    5. GERAM::= See http://www.cit.gu.edu.au/~bernus/taskforce/

    Denning05

    1. Peter J Denning
    2. Is Computer Science Science?
    3. Commun ACM V48n4(Apr 2005)pp27-31
    4. =HISTORY =SURVEY SCIENCE ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY ART
    5. Simulated dialog with a skeptic.
    6. Notes internal doubts and discussion.
    7. Notes the credibility problem of research claims that were not tested before publication, and practical predictions that did not pan out.

    Patterson05

    1. David A Patterson
    2. The State of Funding for New Initiatives in Computer Science and Engineering
    3. Commun ACM V48n4(Apr 2005)pp21-25
    4. =HISTORY COMPUTER RESEARCH 1965..2000
    5. Tracks the interaction between academic and industrial research plus the development of products and markets -- from the National Academy of Sciences.
    6. Notes the decreasing rate of funding rate for CISE research proposals.
    7. SPUR::manifesto="Security, Privacy, Usability, and Reliability".
    8. Argues for the need for new initiatives and new ways to get funding for Information Technology research.

    Berghel05

    1. Hal Berghel
    2. The Two Sides of ROI: Return on investment vs Risk of incarceration
    3. Commun ACM V48n4(Apr 2005)pp15-20
    4. =ESSAY RISK PRIVACY SECURITY ETHICS PROFESSION LEGISLATION HIPPAA GLB SOX
    5. New 2000 legislation puts CIOs and CEOs at risk of prosecution for not making systems secure.
    6. GLB::="Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999", privacy and security of nonpublic personal info .
    7. SOX::="Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002", accountability
    8. Also good description of [HIPAA]

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