The Port of Singapore Authority (PSA) used information technology (IT) extensively to create a high-tech port that has become the busiest port in the world. Now corporatised as a commercial port operator, PSA Corporation Ltd employs four key management success factors in managing IT to meet the demands and challenges facing port operators. They are: (1) having a business-driven IT investment; (2) aligning business Shoes Nike FS Lite Run Men Deep Blue Features
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Hillsborough has entered our language in a similar way to, for example, Zeebrugge, Kings Cross and Kegworth. All these disasters were due to a combination of simple failures to apply common sense safety rules. This paper describes some technical aspects of the Hillsborough stadium football disaster of April 1989 in which 96 people were killed by crushing. Attention is focused on gross overcrowding in ‘closed-box’ sections of the ground: overcrowding which eventually led to the collapse of a crush barrier. A detailed analysis of the failure of this barrier is presented. The rules for testing and design of such barriers are discussed. Events subsequent to the disaster suggest that, yet again, hard learned lessons are in danger of being forgotten.