Musings on IT, data management, whitewater rafting, and backpacking

Monday, March 5, 2012

You don't save money buying computers

In the New York Times today "Digital Records May Not Cut Health Costs".

I've watched or run many projects that were justified with: "If we computerize this process, we'll save lots of money".

Never worked. Ever. In 40 years.

If you are lucky, you might do things faster, or better, but you won't save money. Usually, the project fails to do anything faster or better, and it costs a lot more than the old way.

Ironic that the rest of the world keeps re-learning this lesson.

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