The fall of the 'itiot'

Gibbs, Mark
May 2004
Network World;5/10/2004, Vol. 21 Issue 19, p108
Trade Publication
The author of this article hears too many stories about non-information technology people who simply do not get it when it comes to their personal computers. What these people do not get is that, whether they like it or not, they are responsible for how they use corporate information technology resources, which includes how they accidentally abuse them. The author thinks that these people need a name that we can identify them by. He came up with the term 'itiots'. He proposed that the organization adopt a Total Computing Initiative which would ensure that employees understand the what and why of business computing and how to fix common problems. Staffers should have significant insight into how computers work and how computers support and enhance business process.


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