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11/2/2015
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Comic: Are CIOs Going Down With The IT Ship?

CIOs and children first! Is this generation of CIOs just being asked to go down with the IT ship? Or are its members plotting a new course?

CIOs keep taking broadsides from CFOs, the public cloud, consumerization, and more. Is IT sinking or floating?

Brian Moore is a cartoonist and illustrator. His first brush with the world of IT was a very part-time gig applying software patches on a TRS-80 Model III. The patches were about four lines long and arrived in the mail, typed on letterhead. He has since moved on to computers ... View Full Bio
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3/7/2016 | 5:09:15 AM
Re: IT still not understood
"Exactly. Too much data can absolutely create confusion."

StaceyE, am not sure its a confusion or advantage. Data Analytic methods/tools/algorithms can be helpful in such situations for arriving to better decessions.
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3/7/2016 | 5:07:25 AM
Re: IT still not understood
"Yes, a lot has changed in the past ten years. Hopefully that company took advantage of the new technologies along the way."

Exactly StaceyE. Everything is get modernizing by the influence of technology and IT
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3/7/2016 | 5:05:40 AM
Re: IT still not understood
"I absolutely agree. I am finishing my MBA with a concentration in project management and I can not put enough emphasis on how important clear ciommunication is in every project!"

StaceyE, All the best and hope you can perform well.
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StaceyE,
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2/29/2016 | 5:19:58 PM
Re: IT still not understood
Exactly. Too much data can absolutely create confusion.
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2/29/2016 | 5:19:00 PM
Re: IT still not understood
Yes, a lot has changed in the past ten years. Hopefully that company took advantage of the new technologies along the way.
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2/29/2016 | 4:54:57 PM
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Hi Gigi3

I absolutely agree. I am finishing my MBA with a concentration in project management and I can not put enough emphasis on how important clear ciommunication is in every project!
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2/1/2016 | 1:31:48 AM
Re: IT still not understood
"Very good point. It is a good idea to store data for that reason, but to try to run reports and analyze all of it is redundant....unless you need it."

StaceyE, that's my key point. Formalized and use it; otherwise don't waste time and storage space.
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2/1/2016 | 1:30:39 AM
Re: IT still not understood
"Yeah it was about ten years ago I worked for that company and they were behind the times then...hopefully by now they are starting to catch up!"

StaceyEE, now the technology also changed and the way we look into issues (way of thinking) also changed due to tech savvy mentality.
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2/1/2016 | 1:29:10 AM
Re: IT still not understood
"I am sure that by now they have uograded their systems to allow for online viewing of reports. It just amazed me, the failure in communication and waste of time and materials."

StaceyEE, communication is a key factor for proper coordination and management.
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1/31/2016 | 6:49:21 PM
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Yeah it was about ten years ago I worked for that company and they were behind the times then...hopefully by now they are starting to catch up!
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