Re: IT still not understood
I used to manage a childrens book warehouse and at the end of the day, end of the week, and the end of the month I would run a series of "reports" to give to the lady in the office. Daily there were four reports, weekly had four reports, and monthly there were about ten. I would have to click through the process each time and print each report. Sometimes some of the reports were 10-15 pages long. One day I decided to take the reports into the office myself and when I handed them to the lady she took the top page off of one report and threw the rest of it directly into the trash. She proceeded to tell me that, that one page was all she needed for the daily reports, that she only needed one of the weekly reports, and the first page of three of the monthly reports.
I could not believe all the time and money that was being wasted to handle unnecessary data. Time was wasted creating the reports and the queries used to create them, it took my time daily to run and print all of this data, then money was wasted with the reems of paper that were just being discarded weekly because of the wasted data that was printed on them! I put a stop to that real fast, and it made my job so much easier to just run and print the necessary parts of the data reports (it literally freed up about five hours a week just for me!).