re: When IT Doesn't Choose Applications
Until now it was IT's job, but I found that in most companies IT is unresponsive or slow at best, then picks a solution that is the cheapest on the market and meets only a very limited amount of core features. IT is forced to buy by price and often lacks the understanding of what the business unit really needs and doesn't bother to find out. IT is unfortunately a carbon copy from the Dilbert cartoons, a service preventer rather than a business enabler. Just recently, I had a need for a 1TB external drive. It was impossible to get through IT despite us all working for a well to do multimillion Dollar company. The twist was that it had to be from Dell and that we could not use the specials from other vendors that would have cut cost in half. Next time I ask for an entire rack of servers, at least the effort will be worth the results.