[LINK] Re: Rant: NSW School e-mails?
conz at cyber.com.au
Mon Sep 12 09:11:43 EST 2005
On Mon, Sep 12, 2005 at 07:44:25AM +1000, rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au wrote:
> I strongly suspect that the inhibitor in NSW is that the department has
> constructed a painfully rule-bound process for schools to actually take
> any action regarding their IT. Which is why I think the OS is a little
> moot; the processes would be painful no matter what the price of the system.
I'd heard from people with an inside track that the former CIO was a
'Microsoft man', which is why I think the issue regarding the OS isn't
that moot ;-)
> Using a steam-hammer to crack a walnut always looks like the best idea
> before time, because you can stick a "managed the successful
> implementation of a $32 million IT project" in the CV. It's only when
> the walnut remains uncracked that the steam-hammer looks out of place.
Agreed, in general, with your remaining hypotheses.
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