[ubuntu-uk] School websites

Gordon Burgess-Parker gbplinux at gmail.com
Fri Jun 24 14:58:03 UTC 2011

On 24/06/2011 10:14, Avi Greenbury wrote:
> Gordon Burgess-Parker wrote:
>> Not so. How can the IT dept evaluate a FINANCIAL reporting application?
>> Especially an internationally-recognised market leader? The IT dept is a
>> SERVICE dept. If the MD says "I want such and such a software because I
>> think we can benefit from it, the IT dept shouldn't throw a hissy fit
>> just because the MD didn't consult them about what software HE wants -
>> they should buckle down and install it.
> The model I've previously seen employed is finance says to IT "We'd 
> like to run WonderApp, will it work on our systems" and IT have a look 
> and either say 'yes' or 'no' and, perhaps, if the latter suggest 
> alternatives or say what the systems need in order to make it work.
> In much the same way as IT don't just drop multi-MW power draw on a 
> circuit without first forewarning whoever looks after the building.
The point about this particular application (Hyperion) was that it was 
one RECOMMENDED by the vendor of our ERM as being the best one!

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