TECHNOLOGY: Using technology as the excuse for process failures

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Census ‘Successfully Completed’ Work to Date Despite ‘Shaky’ Computer Problems, Census Director Says
Monday, July 12, 2010
By Nicholas Ballasy, Video Reporter

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( – The director of the U.S. Census Bureau, Dr. Robert Groves, told that the Census “successfully completed” all operations to date despite a “shaky” information technology (IT) system that affected the early weeks of door-to-door counting. He added that he does not have “any evidence” that the IT problems had a “quality impact” on the accuracy of the population count, but encouraged people to wait for a final report that will be issued by the Commerce Department’s inspector general to “see what he has to say” as an “independent voice.”

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Can you say “cooking the books”? What better way to get the result you want than to blame it on the technology.

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LINKEDIN: Notes don’t seem to be working?

Saturday, February 14, 2009

I added a note to a contact, saved it, and xed out. Coming back the note is “gone”?

Any ideas?

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