[LINK] Devil in the Detail
lannet at lannet.com.au
Wed Apr 6 14:10:18 EST 2005
Jan Whitaker wrote:
> At 04:55 PM 5/04/2005, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
>> 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.
Basically it means that they are unproductive, and given the nature of
the systems out there I am not surprised. Most IT budgets are spent on
cleaning up the messes from lusers who just won't learn not to click on
attachments. It you can eliminate that problems the budget can be used
Frankly I think most corps have little or no idea what they should be
budgetting for IT. About 20 years ago it was 1.5-2% of GTO. Has anyone
got current optimal figures.
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