FW: [LINK] Devil in the Detail
drose at nla.gov.au
Wed Apr 6 10:48:40 EST 2005
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> [mailto:link-bounces at anumail0.anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of Jan Whitaker
> Posted At: Wednesday, 6 April 2005 08:29 AM
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> Conversation: [LINK] Devil in the Detail
> Subject: Re: [LINK] Devil in the Detail
> >An average IT shop in an Australian company of more than
> >1000 staff spends more than 60 percent of its entire budget
> to simply
> >keep the lights on.
> Uh, yes? And your point? Should they be spending 60% on
> development? Why?
> If it works, maintenance seems to be the name of the game.
Also it indicates that the budget is too small -- by the time they've
paid for the basic essentials there's barely anything left for anything
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