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Fri, 05 Mar 2004

I speak March 11 at “You Paid What?” on evaluating OSS/FS

On March 11, 2004, I’ll be speaking at the conference You Paid What? A Workshop On Full Cost Accounting Methodology For Information Technology Projects In The Public Sector in Ottawa, Canada. My talk will be based on my paper, Evaluating OSS/FS Programs.

What’s Full Cost Accounting (FCA)? It’s the idea that instead of making information technology purchasing decisions on the basis of a single-project cash-flow, you should use a framework (FCA) to assess value-for-money from an enterprise perspective, and when appropriate, in consideration of the wider community (this particular conference is aimed at governments, which in the end exist to serve the wide community of their citizens).

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