Herbert W. Lovelace's column "Business Savvy Is Key To IT Success" (Jan. 3) is right on the money. I get subscriptions to a lot of business periodicals, and virtually all of them "mentor" on what business should be doing now.
Too bad most of the writers have no more than a smattering of experience (if any) and have never been in the hot seat when decisions were made without adequate information. Few have actually taken the risks and carried the can!
Keep up the good work. It's unlikely that you'll be thanked by those "experts" who make their living telling the rest of us how we should do it without ever having done so themselves.
President, Andoc Systems Limited
La Conner, Wash.
Cutting Through The Jargon
Excellent article. It's about time someone within IT tells it like it is in the real world rather than speak of nebulous jargon no one understands.
IT Contracts Director, Smiths Group
Words For The Wise
While you're banishing words, please also eliminate the prevalent use of "business technology" in your magazine ("Put These Words Out Of Our Misery," Jan. 3). There are lots of business technologies out there, and most of them have nothing to do with the domain that InformationWeek covers. Am I the only person who's driven nuts by this misuse of words?
Senior Consultant, DuPont
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