December 12, 2005

Linda Hamel's Challenge to a Transfer of IT Power

Andy Updegrove writes "Linda Hamel, the General Counsel of the Massachusetts department that is struggling to establish ODF for state use, has prepared a challenge to those in the State Senate that would strip State CIO Peter Quinn of his power to set IT policy. Her analysis graphically describes why a task force of political appointees has no business telling more than 2000 IT professionals what to do. The question here analysis asks between the lines is this: Why would any sane person want to do this?"


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