[ubuntu-uk] School websites

Gordon Burgess-Parker gbplinux at gmail.com
Fri Jun 24 07:45:19 UTC 2011

On 23/06/2011 23:27, Avi wrote:
> Gordon Burgess-Parker wrote:
>> RM and their ilk are acting like 1980's IT depts...they allow only
>> what softwareTHEY approve of.
> Perhaps I'm missing the point here but I'm intrigued - how to these
> 'modern' IT departments manage letting people run whatever they like?
Maybe "modern" IT depts are still the same - I've been out of it for ten 
As a retired Management and Systems Accountant, my view was always that 
the IT dept was there to provide a service TO the organisation, not the 
other way round!
As an example - in a quoted UK IT sector company, we (the Group Finance 
Dept) decided that we wanted a reporting tool to sit on top of JD 
Edwards, our ERM software. After research we decided on Hyperion which 
is (or was 15 years ago) one of the best in the business. So we bought 
it. The IT dept flatly refused to install it because we (the Finance 
Dept who needed to USE it) hadn't consulted them first...!!!!!!!!!!

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