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8 IT cliches that must go

Mark Settle, CIO, BMC Software | March 7, 2011
Nobody ever got fired for talking like this? BMC's CIO Mark Settle shares 8 IT catch phrases that won't help you go all the way.

This really means: "we managed to deliver a subset of the original user requirements while spending the same amount of money over a longer period of time to which we got them to agree."

8. "No one ever got fired around here by buying XYZ."

The granddaddy of them all, this phrase has resulted in the acquisition of hardware and software that is frequently underutilized—but has subsidized the college education of many sales reps' children.

I'm sure this list is far from all-inclusive. So I invite my colleagues everywhere to offer their contributions as well.


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