Keeping IT projects on track

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    Keeping IT projects on track - Computerworld

    At some companies, IT projects with long-term priorities typically receive strong business backing.

    For example, at United Parcel Service Inc. in Atlanta, which spends about $1 billion per year on technology, each IT proposal must be judged by the business value it will net, says David Salzman, wireless project manager at UPS. Regardless of the economic downturn and its impact on corporate earnings, UPS continues to have "very strong development" of IT projects, which are approved by business unit managers who push decisions down.

    IT projects at UPS have been aided by an awakening experienced by senior management several years ago: Rather than viewing itself simply as a package deliverer, UPS has expanded its purview into the logistics and information business, according to Salzman.