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Re: Anatomy of a Skeleton Crew
Posted by: Bob Woods 2002-11-14 13:53:50
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As the U.S. economy continues to traverse shaky ground, companies are asking more of their IT departments. The root of the problem is that many companies, large and small, have pressing IT needs that are not about to disappear -- but they also have far less capital than they once did. The question is this: How can a company cut IT staff without doing more harm than good to its bottom line? What is the anatomy of a skeleton IT crew?

Re: Anatomy of a Skeleton Crew
Posted by: rick 2002-11-14 14:07:27 In reply to: Bob Woods
Cuts tend to cut down, unless some young (surviving) IT turk discovers a new technology to save everybody's bacon. A disruptive technology. My question, why is anybody still writing code? At least one technology I'm aware of -- TenFold's Universal Application -- can infer 90% of an application just from the database schema. And Apple's new web services announcement seems to legitimize my notion.
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