Unfortunately, large technology projects can be a “you bet the company” phase of evolution. The world is littered with companies that started enterprise resource planning projects and failed, even going out of business or customer management systems that cost substantial dollars only to be abandoned. And of course, during these implementations, very few people pay attention to the customers—everyone is focused internally, trying to learn how to operate with the new software.
Jim Alampi, The five biggest time wasters for CEOs
It's tempting to think that the problems in education are also unique to education. I found it interesting that many companies have paid the price for focusing on the technology instead of the people. The lesson for us in education: It isn't about the tools, it's the people - students, teachers and parents.