MBAs and IT

Having MBAs in charge of IT at every level is one of the stupidest business decisions that can be made, yet it’s consistently done.

It doesn’t rein in costs, which is the intent. It probably raises them.

Yet it’s the default.

IT obviously needs business oversight. But the way it’s done it hurts the business more than helps it.

How many times could I have spent $10,000 to save a million later in my IT career? A dozen? More?

But was shot down my some MBA.

And sometimes the savings would be in weeks or months, not the long term.