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Rambling . . .

I noticed yesterday afternoon that the latest issue of InfoWorld has ITIL on the cover. With all the SOx stuff in my head it only hammered home more clearly how imperative it is that compliance is built into procedures instead of it being appended haphazardly to existing functions. This whole thing has my brain twisted up in fun ways about what drives the goal, how those goals are pursued, and how to design getting to the goal in the most effective way possible that still takes people into account. It's a puzzle, and I find myself more and more focused on it.

Tonight after work I am headed to lab for another fascinating evening playing with hardware. Tomorrow morning's excitement includes a flu shot, and more interesting research. Did I mention I totally miss seeing Kelly?

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jeffpaulsen
Oct. 25th, 2006 05:10 pm (UTC)
I just read the Wikipedia ITIL doc. That's a lot more interesting than I thought it would be.
taoskye
Oct. 25th, 2006 11:40 pm (UTC)
If driven the right way it can be very helpful not only in smoothing out processes, but also in shutting up user groups with entitlement issues. I think that is what I like about it most. It cuts both ways.
bster
Oct. 26th, 2006 02:09 am (UTC)
So true on the SOX stuff. Thankfully I'll be out of the office when the auditors come in a couple weeks.

What hardware are you playing with?

taoskye
Oct. 26th, 2006 05:33 am (UTC)
Man am I glad you grok my SOx thoughts. I sometimes feel like I am the only one actually thinking it through and not just running on the wheel after the cheese. Bonus on being out of the office when they come for your office. Don't let your secret out though. It will make it real hard for the rest of us if everyone in your function set bails. :)

Curiously desktop hardware. It's for a class that applies to my degree, and to be honest I never got all that comfortable with hardware. It never stopped me from doing hardware stuff, but my discretionary budget just did not allow for lots of random hardware to poke at.

How's the jaw?
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