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Profile of an IT Architect
people at Leading Edge are
our greatest asset. The following
summary of the experience
of our architects.
The cost of living with poor choices.......
It has been said that the real cost of poor
information system choices is not the cost of writing off some very expensive
hardware, software, and training, but rather the cost
of living with poor choices.
What does a poor choice look like? In the initial phase the problems
will be attributed to adjusting to a new system. The disillusionment phase
follows for those who need to use the system as part of their day-to-day work.
Finally, expectations sink
to the level of the information system. This
phase will continue until market pressures dictate change. The connection
is seldom made between the current situation and earlier choices for a couple of
reasons. First, while a poor information system architecture requires
people to employ inefficient practices at the job level, it is not something the
company can control. Thus organizational inefficiencies attributable to
the design of the information system are seldom considered. Secondly,
there are incentives to not make the connection. Especially in the short
term, "connecting the dots" is too painful.
In contrast, an investment in a well architected information system is
one of the best investments that a company can make. It returns many times
its investment in cost savings and competitive advantage. A well
architected information system produces immediate benefits as well as long term
benefits. Expectations rise to the level of the information system
capabilities. As time progresses, people continue to find new