April 08, 2003
Light Reading for IT Managers
Anyone working in IT should read Bob Lewis' columns at Infoworld. Absolutely spot on stuff. I particularly like this quote from his piece on the ethics of taking work offshore;
"Businesses exist solely to maximize shareholder value."
Its worthwhile making this your work mantra, because in the free market its the only fact that is important. We may not like it, but we should accept it for the fact that it is - unless or until the system changes - and work with it.
Of course, if anyone is working for a wildly successful company that shows something other than lip service to all of their stakeholders (employees, customers, suppliers, local community, etc.) as well as chasing the almighty return on investment let me know. And I'll be round with my cv in hand before you can say "forty percent pay rise".
I arrived at these columns via one of the websites I regularly read. Sadly I've lost the link so I can't attribute this entry properly. When I find the link I'll post an update.
Posted by Andy Todd at April 08, 2003 11:18 AM