The Real Truth: There are no IT Issues

As an IT Executive, I have always had a poster hung in my office no matter which organization I was privileged to be working with, that simply read:

“There are no IT issues, only business issues. Solve the business issue.”

In fact, I’ve frustrated more than a few trainees and auditors asking them to walk me from “minimum password length” to the financial statement risk without quoting “Microsoft recommended settings”. Frankly, I remember one particularly difficult conversation with an IT Auditor who was in the process of writing an exception over my area regarding Business Continuity Planning.


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