Carolyn Purcell CIO, state of Texas and president of NASIRE

Carolyn Purcell CIO, state of Texas and president of NASIRE

by / October 31, 1997

What kind of computer do you use at work?
Do you have a home computer?

At work, a GATEWAY P5166.

Favorite Internet bookmarks?

State of Texas Government Information
Texas Year 2000 Working Group
National Association of State Information Resource Executives Home Page

What are you currently reading?

The Loyalty Effect by Federick Reichheld,
A Practitioner's Guide to Managing Projects
in the Information Age by Robert Ambrosino, Ph.D.,
Road Kill by Kinky Friedman

What's your most important current project?

The successful remediation of Y2K is preeminent. However, continued efforts to improve information technology project performance and strategic planning for networked-enabled services are of utmost importance.

How many e-mail messages do you get a day?

Approximately 40.

Favorite recreational activity?

Gardening, music and travel.

One thing you'd change about information technology?

Improve information technology so that projects are on-time, on-budget, and meet user expectations.

Favorite quote?

"There's no such thing as a free lunch." My mother among others.

Person you most admire?

Margaret Thatcher

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