In eight weeks, 40 applications were built, including a parking application that had previously been done in Excel, and a printer dashboard to tell them when a printer was running out of toner. The program also led to the development of survey tools, memo generators, and an online tool that replaced paper-based goods and services processing.
— White House CIO’s first 40 days included ‘worst day’ ever, Computer World. Comment l’état déplorable du parc informatique de la Maison Blanche à l’arrivé d’Obama (ils avaient encore des ordis à disquettes) a poussé le nouveau responsable informatique à faire une révolution en 40 jours. [via]