[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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