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A New Perspective on IT

Technological Innovation Demotivational Poster.jpgThe world of technology is constantly changing and IT (Information Technology) departments today are being told to do more, to do it faster and to do it with a smaller budget. The IT revolution began long before I was in the workforce and resulted in enormous gains in productivity and the death of filing cabinets and paper based processes. The IT revolution made doing business easier and ERP systems could be plugged in with built in industry best practices. Additionally, we can now move our IT products in to the cloud!

However, if it was so simple I wouldn’t have a job. In business, the IT revolution is not only about technology, but about utilizing technology to make businesses more efficient and to empower employees and managers to have information available to make informed decisions. The truth is that sometimes we misuse technology and end up making companies less efficient and give people incomplete information. In this blog I want to write about my observations, my successes and my failures while trying to make companies run better using IT. If I complete any kind of review of technology I will review it objectively from my perspective as an IT employee.

I specialize in SAP technologies and work as an ABAP developer, so most of my posts will be around SAP related topics, but I also want to comment on general IT related topics that I read and experience.

I think I’m making a controversial statement in this post by saying that sometimes we misuse IT and make companies less efficient. Do you agree with me? Do you have any examples of projects that ended up going this way?

Photo by Sam Catanzaro @ Flickr

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