Thursday, November 27, 2008

IT is not like upgrading a car, like designing a house

I would contend that IT problems tend to be organisational problems rather than technology problems. Upgrading your IT is not like upgrading your car, where you just get better performance from your wheels, accelerator and brake. Rather, upgrading your IT is like designing a house. Yes, new houses are often built from better components, but you still need good design that meets your particular needs. To some extent you can buy off the plan, but the result is never as good as working closely with the architect.