Do you love or hate your IT department?

September ITNOW is asking whether the concept of an IT department is dead (or dying) and we want to pepper some quotes through it from those who work in such teams now (anonymously of course).

Do you like your IT department? Hate it? Feel liberated and empowered by it? Squashed and stifled by it?

Post witty, perceptive or just plain abusive comments below (if you are feeling brave - you can always use a wacky pseudonym) or send an email direct to me. brian.runciman@hq.bcs.org.uk

To emphasise: anything we use will be anonymised.

Look forward to hearing from you.

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    Alan Head wrote on 8th Jul 2015

    Monolithic killjoys, the modern equivalent of the Chief Clerk in stiff wing collar, frantically protecting their perceived elevated status by saying "No" by default

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    Femi Akinsola wrote on 10th Jul 2015

    I work in IT and I must say the service I have seen in most organisations is atrocious to say the least. We seem not to understand the concept of service quality and even where and when we do we seem so detached from strategy and understanding customer requirements. It seems that the leadership of IT organisation is doing a really bad job. Whilst the IT leadership has been more business savvy, and the business has become more technology savvy, the rest of the IT organisation remain archaic and unfit for purpose.

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    David Kay wrote on 13th Jul 2015

    Is part of the problem that as more people become technically aware they assume that what can be done with domestic ICT can translate easily to enterprise ICT without a true understanding of the risks and complications involved?
    A factor might also be the increased reliance on ICT and the impatience to have immediate service.
    Whilst poor performance of individuals may be a local factor and ensuring the right people become managers is important, having a controlled governance environment (think the PRINCE acronym) is probably key in ensuring ICT meets the business need and is well regarded.

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