The format of IT Hiccups of the Week is changing. It will now be more an aggregation of stories of IT-related system troubles from around the Web. This week saw a wide-range of IT snafus and snarls affecting millions of people, starting with the sign-up troubles involving the public health exchanges being created under the U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (pdf) and more issues with U.S state IT projects.
U.S. State IT System Problems Piling Up
Scotland’s Largest Health Board Suffers Major System Crash
Of Other Interest…
Contributing Editor Robert N. Charette is an acknowledged international authority on information technology and systems risk management. A self-described “risk ecologist,” he is interested in the intersections of business, political, technological, and societal risks. Along with being editor for IEEE Spectrum’s Risk Factor blog, Charette is an award-winning author of multiple books and numerous articles on the subjects of risk management, project and program management, innovation, and entrepreneurship. A Life Senior Member of the IEEE, Charette was a recipient of the IEEE Computer Society’s Golden Core Award in 2008.