According to the Associated Press, the U.S. Census Bureau is scrapping plans to use handheld devices to collect census data, instead relying on the old-fashioned data collection method—paper and pencil. Project mismanagement is said to be the primary reason the project failed. And, it’s an expensive failure. The switch back to paper and pencil data collection will add an estimated $3 billion to the cost of the constitutionally mandated count.
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Known as The Content Wrangler, Scott Abel is an internationally recognized global content strategist who specializes in helping organizations deliver the right content to the right audience, anywhere, anytime, and on any device. He writes regularly for business and content industry publications, is frequently selected as a featured presenter at content industry events, and serves on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Information. Scott's message is clear: Content is a business asset worth managing efficiently and effectively. His firm, The Content Wrangler, exists to help content-heavy organizations adopt the tools, technologies, and techniques they need to connect content to customers.
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