Posts by Adam Gifford

  • Hard News: Crossing the line into idle bigotry, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Taseer's explanation of the rise of madrassa - are these not charter schools?

    Auckland • Since May 2011 • 4 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Someone has to be accountable…, in reply to John Holley,

    I'm not saying SAP can't be a great system. But if you want it to be inflexible and hierarchical, it really delivers. As you've told me often, it's all about the bits you do before it even gets to the technology.

    Auckland • Since May 2011 • 4 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Someone has to be accountable…,

    The reality is though that SAP is the ideal solution for the Auckland CIty. Once the decision was made to allow the old Auckland City Council to control the hiring process, everyone in Auckland got jobs and a status rise, while everyone else took redundancy or is now working under a 25 year old who knows nothing about what they are supposed to be doing. The Auckland council culture was allowed to continue, which means big, expensive, inflexible, hierarchical, rule-driven software is just the ticket.

    Auckland • Since May 2011 • 4 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Someone has to be accountable…,

    Important to remember, ATA argued everything had to be done at crisis speed, so there would be no open tender process. That means for example Technolgy One, which does council systems very well, and was used by at least one of the constituent councils, didn't get a chance to bid. It's headquartered in Brisbane, so it would have been a lot easier to get mods done and new features developed than dealing with Waldorf.

    Auckland • Since May 2011 • 4 posts Report Reply