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IT Is Slow? Not Our Fault
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Charlie Babcock
Charlie Babcock,
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10/17/2014 | 4:07:06 PM
IT doesn't necessarily deserve the "too slow" rap
It's easy to cite employee perception of IT as too slow and the dept. of "no." But line of business needs are extensive, if not limitless. IT's budget is not. No one, not even agile experts, have found a way to produce software as fast as business units can change the requirements. The assessment of IT's speed of output should be tied to productivity, not the state of mind of its end users. With some kind of objective gauge, it would emerge as one of the most productive units in the company -- but producing code, code changes or code integrations requires time.  
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10/20/2014 | 9:12:37 AM
Re: Lawyers and Procurement: A Match Made ....
It seems like I've heard a lot more complaints lately about procurement when it comes to IT. Is there something happening out there that's making this conflict worse? I'm hearing more complaints about how procurement teams don't understand the nuances of technology, and that understanding tech is not a priority among procurement. 
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10/21/2014 | 2:08:59 PM
Re: Lawyers and Procurement: A Match Made ....
We heard a lot about this from attendees at our recent IT Leadership Summit at Interop. I don't think IT and legal have ever spoken the same language, but now IT is feeling the delay factor more (are we still waiting for procurement?) when project timelines are weeks or a couple of months instead of a year or more.

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