Lining up a single vendor to supply most of your software seems easy but isn't always smart, says an IT management expert. With fewer vendors to choose from these days, it's best to hedge your bets
Stories by Laurie Orlov
Whenever a journalist asks whether or why women hate IT, grumps trot out the usual laundry list of cliches and stereotypes about women's supposed genetic disposition against maths and science, the lack of role models or the profession's geeky image. It is a problem that more women are not choosing technology careers, but I think we'll solve it only if we start asking the right question: Why should women want to be in IT?