[thelist] webmasters acting as sysadmins

Steven Streight steven.streight at gmail.com
Mon Feb 19 11:39:43 CST 2007

My boss told me recently that the divide between IT departments and business
management is only going to get worse.

The end result will be, and is already happening: companies outsourcing IT
to the IT services companies, who sell the companies a "black box" that
management cannot look inside and figure out. This means that when there is
a problem, they have to have the outsourced IT firm fix it.

IT and business management really need to spend the time and effort to
understand each other's realms.

Would it kill an IT guy to read a book by Drucker, Tom Peters, Seth Godin,
Jack Welch, or some other management or marketing guru? Would it kill a
management executive to study a little about web services, HTML, web
usability, CSS, etc.?

I think not.

On 2/19/07, Mark Groen <evolt at markgroen.com> wrote:
> On Monday 19 February 2007 08:06, you wrote:
> > While you 2 guys are lecturing everyone, maybe you'll find a few minutes
> to
> > lecture the people that set the budgets for IT departments. You DO
> realize
> > that's where the problems starts, right??? I know you must, since both
> of
> > you seem to be incredibly intelligent and all.
> Thought I was posting a little insight to a (imho) valid rant, and not a
> lecture; didn't intend to push your buttons hard enough to flame up.
> Feel free to re-word it so it doesn't sound like a lecture and forward
> along
> to whom ever IT dept. you wish.
> --
> cheers,
>         mark
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Steven Streight aka Vaspers the Grate
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