Bad Applications Forced On IT Staff
from the executive-decisions dept
I’m sure this won’t come as a surprise to many folks, but many IT staffers feel that they’re being asked to install applications that suffer from serious quality problems, but which are still forced on them by management. Many of these resulted in some sort of application failure which harmed productivity and caused financial losses. Everyone’s dealt with these sorts of situations where some exec decides that the company “needs” to have currently hyped widget A, when the current system is working just fine. Even worse, of course, is when the executive is buddies with (or relatives!) with someone at company B that develops widget A. It’s the same old story. Technology is great for productivity – when implemented properly. Unfortunately, too many folks skip that last part and are just looking for the ability to say, “well, of course, we’re a widget A shop” without caring about how they use widget A or if they really need widget A.