ServersWhy Do They Call It Chicken?? Page 2

Why Do They Call It Chicken?? Page 2




Charles Robinson

“What did you just say??????? ROI???????? When
what?????? Are you serious??? Have you not been paying attention to all
the media hype, heard the nightmares, had friends tell you about the friends
whose co-workers lost their whole PC at work to a virus??? (It never happens
to
anyone you know)” is what you feel like saying. How can someone that has been put in the position that this
individual is in not understand the importance of virus protection? Ludicrous right!!! Maybe not.

Stop and think for a minute. Remember what I said at the beginning of the article,
“someone
with no “techie” experience or knowledge”
is who you are dealing
with. To them, virus protection produces
nothing
tangible, has no end result and benefits no one.

And unless they have been through the nightmare of a
valid
virus attack and company information was lost, they will not know how it can
save their butt. Better yet, they
might
not care!!!

Now who’s fault is all this? The decision maker’s or IT’s??
I would say both. If the
folks
in IT would learn how to break down what they wanted to purchase and why it
was
needed or if the decision makers would take the time to learn exactly what
“Computer Stuff” does for their company and how it relates to their bottom
line, things would be much easier. I
would also say that IT needs to start being a little more assertive in
getting
the “higher ups” to want to have the knowledge to make informed decisions
about
IT.

I have been given the argument that the CEO of the
company
is way to busy to take time and do this.
Why spend an hour or two learning how IT impacts the business when he
could be spending the time figuring out how to improve production in four
other
departments. Well if you ask me, how
can a company officer, someone who makes money decisions, afford not to in
this
day and age. I’m not asking for
these
folks to become experts, just gain an idea, a functional understanding of IT
and the systems that assist their employees in performing their jobs.

I often find myself not doing this, but I also
think
that IT needs to gain a basic understanding of how the finances of a
business
work. That way if your request gets
turned down for money reasons, you are not disgruntled because you can see
the
whole picture, even if you don’t like it.
Reviewing the way you explain “Computer Stuff” to non-techies would
be
my second suggestion. You don’t need
to
be an expert instructor; just being able to get your point across is half
the
battle. Making some one understand
all
this mess is a big challenge and if you can master that, well “You’re the
Man!!!!”

So with all that being said, “Why do they call it
chicken?”

Think about it…

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