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[TechRepublic] Five prerequisites for successful IT projects

May 14, 2009

Five prerequisites for successful IT projects

Sanity Savers for IT ExecutivesAccording to some estimates, 68 percent of IT projects fail. That's a sobering statistic, but there are ways to stack the deck in favor of IT project success. Here are five strategies to overcome common problems that plague many IT projects.

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