10 IT Facts That Are Really Fiction - Consulting Is Good

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2007-12-20
 
 
 

10 IT Facts That Are Really Fiction

IT -Fact' 1: IT rules exist for a reason. Reality: The rules of IT are really just laws created by a guy named Murphy.

10 IT Facts That Are Really Fiction

10 IT Facts That Are Really Fiction - Data Backups

IT -Fact' 2: Performing data backups is key to disaster recovery and business continuity. Reality: You spend thousands of dollars backing up the information critical to your business, and you store those backups in a safe loca

10 IT Facts That Are Really Fiction - Data Backups

10 IT Facts That Are Really Fiction - Strong Passwords

IT -Fact' 3: There is such a thing as a strong password. Reality: No password is secure--ever. The passwords people can actually remember don't meet standards, and the passwords that meet standards will be written on Post-it n

10 IT Facts That Are Really Fiction - Strong Passwords

10 IT Facts That Are Really Fiction - Capacity Planning

IT -Fact' 4: Capacity planning is possible, Reality: Storage follows both Parkinson's Law and Murphy's Law. This means that all information will expand to exceed whatever capacity you have, and your storage system will then cr

10 IT Facts That Are Really Fiction - Capacity Planning

10 IT Facts That Are Really Fiction - Faithful Upgrades

IT -Fact' 5: Faithful patching will keep your app humming. Reality: The latest automatic update will ensure that the one thing you depend on the most--the application that is the very basis of your business and your continued

10 IT Facts That Are Really Fiction - Faithful Upgrades

10 IT Facts That Are Really Fiction - Consulting Is Good

IT -Fact' 6: Consultants' wisdom and hard-won experience are worth the money. Reality: You pay a really well-known firm $500 an hour to send over a 22-year-old intern to determine your needs analysis.

10 IT Facts That Are Really Fiction - Consulting Is Good

10 IT Facts That Are Really Fiction - Next Year's Budget

IT -Fact' 7: Critical IT budget requests will get approved. Reality: The only fully funded item in next year's IT budget is the one forced in at the last minute by your CFO, who has since gone to work for the competition, taki

10 IT Facts That Are Really Fiction - Next Year's Budget

10 IT Facts That Are Really Fiction - IT Agenda

IT -Fact' 8: The IT department controls the technology agenda. Reality: Your top IT staffers will have found a way to hack your e-mail system so that they can use it with their iPhones. The other IT staffers don't know enough

10 IT Facts That Are Really Fiction - IT Agenda

10 IT Facts That Are Really Fiction - Motivational Speaking

IT -Fact' 9: Motivation and positive reinforcement make for a happier and healthier work force. Reality: Those impressively photographed motivational posters you've installed in the work areas are popular with the staff becaus

10 IT Facts That Are Really Fiction - Motivational Speaking

10 IT Facts That Are Really Fiction - They Need IT

IT -Fact' 10: IT is indispensable. Reality: You've always thought that the company can't do without the IT department, but that was before outsourcing. Job security depends on keeping tight control over the CEO's Internet conn

10 IT Facts That Are Really Fiction - They Need IT

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