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The Concept of "IT"?

 
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superk

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:52 pm    Post subject: The Concept of "IT"?
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Every once in a while, I'll come across a discussion regarding employment in the IT field. Ultimately, the discussion almost always revolves around that person's skills being stuff like Network Administration, Network Engineer, PC Repair. Maybe I've been out of the loop too long, but when were any of those skills considered to be IT skills? I always thought of them as Telecomm or some other discipline that were usually an entirely separate entity from Information Technology.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply to: The Concept of "IT"?
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nothing new around the world!
I had a customer once where the janitor of the IT building used to tell that he worked in IT

the customer problem was that the guy was smarter than some of the IT staff
but then maybe that was the reason that he chose the janitor job rather than a real IT one
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Reply to: The Concept of "IT"?
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enrico-sorichetti wrote:
I had a customer once where the janitor of the IT building used to tell that he worked in IT

As a post-consumer resource analyst? icon_razz.gif
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:40 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

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the discussion almost always revolves around that person's skills being stuff like Network Administration, Network Engineer, PC Repair

Most of my clients have considered these skills as part of IT for more than 20 years. One thought being is that these things are technology that supports the information requirements (including voice, e-mail, etc. . ).

In the mid-80's (when last i had a "real" job) our "tech services dept" of IT had managers for Mainframe operating systems and 3rd party software, Distributed Software for that entire environment, Networking, Capacity Planning, and Storage Management.
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don.leahy

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:06 am    Post subject:
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IT is what programmers use to build information systems. icon_smile.gif
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Anuj Dhawan

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:46 pm    Post subject:
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At one of my shops - we, the programmers, were part of the Technology Team while the boy who will take care about my desk-phone, PC etc. were in IT... icon_sad.gif

Still pretty close to the meaning of the words what they meant for, I believe - comapred to the other posts in this thread...icon_smile.gif
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