The 10 Biggest Oxymorons in IT Management

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2012-05-28
 
 
 

The 10 Biggest Oxymorons in IT Management

The 10 Biggest Oxymorons in IT Management

Michael Vizard Editorial Director Ziff Davis Enterprise

The 10 Biggest Oxymorons in IT Management

The 10 Biggest Oxymorons in IT Management - Systems Management

1. You cant manage what you dont know you have.

The 10 Biggest Oxymorons in IT Management - Systems Management

The 10 Biggest Oxymorons in IT Management - Storage Management

2. Utilization rates of 10 to 15 percent would suggest that there is very little management of anything stored going on today.

The 10 Biggest Oxymorons in IT Management - Storage Management

The 10 Biggest Oxymorons in IT Management - Security Management

3. We have lots of cops securing IT but no headquarters for them to report to.

The 10 Biggest Oxymorons in IT Management - Security Management

The 10 Biggest Oxymorons in IT Management - Network Management

4. Sending packets is like launching a fleet of trucks without a map, hoping that somehow they will all get to where they are going and be in the same shape they were in when they left.

The 10 Biggest Oxymorons in IT Management - Network Management

The 10 Biggest Oxymorons in IT Management - Application Management

5. Does anybody really know how many applications a company has running, and on what systems?

The 10 Biggest Oxymorons in IT Management - Application Management

The 10 Biggest Oxymorons in IT Management - License Management

6. Does anybody really know which users are authorized to use which applications (and how much)?

The 10 Biggest Oxymorons in IT Management - License Management

The 10 Biggest Oxymorons in IT Management - Business Process Management

7. You cant manage what you cant see, or, for that matter, understand.

The 10 Biggest Oxymorons in IT Management - Business Process Management

The 10 Biggest Oxymorons in IT Management - Asset Management

8. How much stuff do we own thats not actually listed in this database?

The 10 Biggest Oxymorons in IT Management - Asset Management

The 10 Biggest Oxymorons in IT Management - Digital Rights Management

9. You have no rights because people will use your content regardless of what you have to say about it.

The 10 Biggest Oxymorons in IT Management - Digital Rights Management

The 10 Biggest Oxymorons in IT Management - Data Management

10. The fact that we have, at a minimum, 10 copies of everything ever produced suggests that the data is managing us rather than the other way around.

The 10 Biggest Oxymorons in IT Management - Data Management

The 10 Biggest Oxymorons in IT Management - What We Need

The industry as a whole needs to move toward a more holistic approach to the management of enterprise computing that will make IT management no longer the biggest oxymoron of all.

The 10 Biggest Oxymorons in IT Management - What We Need

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