Thanks Adrian. Vanilla is a good thing. Your blog is most helpful and the story about Admissions extremely telling. Sometime we need a crisis like that to help make people willing to look at things a little bit differently. I look forward to hearing you speak during Educause.
Director, Business Technology
Colorado Community College System
From: Adrian Sannier [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Fri 9/28/2007 9:23 PM
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Subject: [CIO] FW: Some Background on the ASU ERP Implementation
It seems that last Tuesday's Wall Street Journal article about ASU's ERP implementation has stirred considerable discussion in various online venues around the country. Much is being extrapolated from some fairly vague details in the article. While we appreciate the Journal's take on our progress, short articles like that one have limited space for specifics. And focusing on controversy, while providing a provocative read, doesn't create the best backdrop for discussing the broader issues.
In the interest of spurring a solid debate on the virtues and drawbacks of ASU's approach, I've used various posts at my blog (https://uto.asu.edu/blog/2007/09/28/wsj/) to answer some of the questions that the Journal article either missed or answered incompletely. Hopefully the context added here will contribute to the public debate.
University Technology Officer
Arizona State University
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