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IT's Reputation: Broken Bad
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cbabcock
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10/4/2013 | 4:10:06 PM
re: IT's Reputation: Broken Bad
I'm not sure Walter White would like your headline. But then, his field was chemistry, not IT.
Lorna Garey
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10/4/2013 | 3:52:28 PM
re: IT's Reputation: Broken Bad
One thing IT groups rarely do (at least based on our most recent survey) is regularly poll the business about how they're doing and how the department is perceived. The anonymous 360-degree eval process, which should probably be done by a third-party so people feel secure enough to be brutally honest, may be pricey, but it seems like money well spent if the results are taken to heart and used to improve operations.
D. Henschen
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10/4/2013 | 3:42:14 PM
re: IT's Reputation: Broken Bad
Another speaker at the CIO Summit, Dr. Howard Rubin, noted that corporate tech spending now exceeds $12,000 per employee, per year on average, and that's just IT, not to mention the many technologies that show up outside of the IT budget. The problem is that this baseline of spending and the platforms enterprises build up become inflexible and hard to unplug. Banks, for instance, are saddled with vast IT budgets that grew up over years, yet the financial crash suddenly changed the revenue picture overnight, making those IT expenditures unsustainable.

The key to the future, said Rubin, will be taking advantage of cloud, virtualization & innovative to introduce flexibility and curb rampant tech spending growth. Increases in compute power coupled with declining storage and processing costs have helped, but the money line from Rubin was "Moore's Law can't save your ass anymore."
David F. Carr
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10/4/2013 | 3:39:02 PM
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How did the audience respond to his speech? Did you see a lot of heads nodding?
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