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IT and why you Need to Care: Chapter 2 – A Classic Example of University IT

Chapter 2 – A Classic Example of University β€œIT”

So before I write this obscene account of mafia-like management systems and government waste, I should say that in-spite of all of this, about half of the people I and the characters in my story worked with here were really good, hard working people. The problem is with the other half. No organization can simply piss away 50% (or more!) of their money and expect not to have to make any changes, but that is what the State of Connecticut does. Sure, this example comes from a small University, but you will see how more than likely this is going on to some extent with many collegiate organizations nationwide, perhaps not to the same disgusting level, but certainly in a way that is helping to make college unaffordable to most. I highlight IT because when tuition goes up for no good reason, technology is almost always on the list of things that are blamed as a rising cost. On to the story which takes place at Central Connecticut State University in its User Support department. This incident took place a little over a year ago. (Again this is a repost so we’re looking at more than two years ago now.)
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