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Speaking in London last week, recently installed chief executive David Clarke said that it was not acceptable that "40% of IT projects fail".
"We are not prepared to sit back and wait, we want to take the lead," he said. "Collectively other organisations have stood back from this. We have a lead independent role to play, to convince companies, government and the market that IT quality is essential." He said the BCS would campaign to take IT professionalism to a different level, "to deliver what we said we'd deliver when we said we'd deliver it, and to budget".