EDWARD G. HAPP
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IT THINK PAPERS


A former manager and mentor encouraged me to put down in brief papers thoughts about current IT issues to invite discussion and debate. These IT Think Papers have been published on-line in a public forum at a former employer over the past seven years. Here are a selection for current readers.
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Title
Status
Date
Update
Version
Comments
1
Questions to Frame the IT Strategy

IT Think Paper 1 - Questions v2.docx
Published
18-Aug-10
20-Aug-10
2
2
IT Vision and Strategy

IT Think Paper 2 - Vision and Strategy v1.docx
Published
13-Aug-10
1
Replaced by the IT strategy-on-a-page
3
IT Support Models

IT Think Paper 3 - Support v3c.docx
Published
24-Jul-10
11-Mar-14
3
Added the support models continuum, etc.
4
IT Decision Yardsticks

IT Think Paper 4 - IT Decision Yardsticks v8.docx
Published
7-Aug-10
5-Aug-11
8
Added the discover and harvest item #24
5
Decentralization and Technology

IT Think Paper 5 - Decentralization v4.docx
Published
18-Aug-10
23-Sep-12
4
6
IT Goals for 2010 – 2012

IT Think Paper 6 - IT Goals for 2010-11 v2.docx
Published
18-Aug-10
20-Aug-10
2
Incorporated in Feb-2011 approved strategy
7
The Technology Catalog

IT Think Paper 7 - Tech Catalogue.docx
Published
31-Aug-10
1
8
ICT and Development

IT Think Paper 8 - ICT and Development.docx
Published
19-Sep-10
1
9
Knowledge Management

IT Think Paper 9 - Knowledge Management v1.docx
Published
2-Aug-11
1
10
Technology Assessment

IT Think Paper 10 - Technology Assessment v1.docx
Published
26-Aug-11
1
11
The Yin and Yang of Shadow ITRough draft
24-Nov-10
16-Sep-11
4
Addresses pro's and con's of shadow an options for response, with a tie to Discover & Harvest
12
Technology CollaborationsRough draft
9-Nov-11
1
Synopsis of NetHope and Bellagio research
13
Consumerization of TechnologyRough draft
9-Dec-11
1
14
Emerging TechnologyShared draft
9-Dec-11
1
Leveraging the Accenture Emerging-to-Retiring model.
15
OCAC and the Digital DivideShared draft
28-Mar-12
2
OCAC and DDI prerequisites paper and matrix
16
Open Source Software

IT Think Paper 16 - Open Source Software v2.docx
Shared draft
8-Mar-12
31-May-12
2
The rules for accepting an Open Source application in our portfolio
17
ERP Versus Best of Breed

IT Think Paper 17 - ERP Versus Best of Breed v7.docx
Published
31-May-12
17-May-16
7
Top reasons (and references) why our strategy is for Best of Breed Software rather than ERPs
18
Local Apps Shadow IT and World Disasters

IT Think Paper 18 - Local Apps Shadow IT and World Disasters v6.docx
Published
26-Jul-13
8-Sep-14
6
The common thread of innovation highlighted in the WDR and the need to evolve with purpose; incudes principles of engagement on local applications
19
Innovation Framework for Technology

IT Think Paper 19 - Innovation Framework v7.docx
Published
9-Aug-13
4-Dec-13
7
Requested by the GSMT following meeting on 7-Aug-13
20
Shifting enterprise apps for a strong NS worldDraft 1
12-Aug-13
1
A result of, and response to, the IT commentary in the ADP decentralization study
21
The IT ParadoxDraft 1
11-Aug-14
1
Outgrowth of Shadow IT studies and Beijing Conference working group paper
22
Innovation and the Ideas MarketDraft 2
17-Jul-14
13-Aug-14
2
Outgrowth of Innovation meetings with ICRC
23
The Principle of Unity and IFRC ICTDraft 2
3-Dec-14
20-Mar-15
2
In response to the SG's "One Secretariat" principle
24
Open IFRC Data for Stakeholders

IT Think Paper 24 - Open IFRC Data for Stakeholders v2.docx
Published
3-Feb-16
17-May-16
2
In response to a USG's call for research data and an NS CIO's call for open data sets
25
Being an IT AdvisorRough draft
17-Feb-16
1
Developing "the more nuanced IT" introduced in 2014 IT Annual Report


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