June 04, 2007

IT Workers need to know more than IT

Here is a brief letter to the editor of Computerworld Magazine. They haven’t published any of my negative letters, so I thought I would write a positive one and see what happens.

Frank Hayes got IT right in his Frankly Speaking column titled Reality IT (May 21, 2007). IT needs people who understand IT and the business world. I am an adjunct instructor at the local college and I encourage all of my students to not only learn IT, but to learn basic business skills and processes. I also tell them they will need to know something about the business they are working in. I often say the best IT workers can fill in for the regular workers when they are on vacation!

No comments: