[ubuntu-uk] School websites

Sean Miller sean at seanmiller.net
Fri Jun 24 07:52:51 UTC 2011

On 24 June 2011 08:45, Gordon Burgess-Parker <gbplinux at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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...!!!!!!!!!!

I bet you'd have been pissed off if the IT Department had decided to take it
upon themselves to prepare the annual accounts without telling you... swings
and roundabouts...  if the management accountants are going to evaluate,
install and support software why have an IT department at all?

I'd have not been amused either...

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