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Unemployment Skeptic

While I'd like to believe the statistics on the IT unemployment rate, I find it difficult when my company's entire IT staff is outsourced ("IT Unemployment Falls To 4.3% In 2004, Lowest Level In Years," Jan. 10). I'd really like to see the statistics on the growth of IT outsourcing.

Jeff Noel
PC Support, RMHP
Grand Junction, Colo.

Inexperienced 'Experts'

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.

Andrew Lester
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.

Larry Ewaska
IT Contracts Director, Smiths Group
Cerritos, Calif.

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?

Rich Boehmer
Senior Consultant, DuPont
Wilmington, Del.

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