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Applying IT to IT

Making IT worth its expense. And more.

A great one page opinion by Marc Andreessen. I’ve had similar sentiments since 1996 and I still believe in it when the questions is the value of IT to non-IT organizations. May not be popular though, especially since supporting automation in IT department usually results in stepping-on-toes :-)

Phil Windley: “ I think its fascinating that IT professionals are the most vociferous in stating why automation can’t possibly be applied to what they do. One reason is the same reason the longshoremen struck the West Coast ports: they’re afraid they’ll lose their jobs. What a waste.”


Making IT valuable when core business is not IT

This is fodder for a much longer article, but I believe IT departments must focus on:

Related: What makes IT drain money?