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Jackie Kennedy Onassis on administrative computing

“If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do matters very much.” –Jackie O

Today I realized that oversight of administrative computing is a lot like raising kids. Basically, I would love it if my job could focus on establishing sweet collaborative tools to take us to some higher, cooler level, but without solid identity and institutional data access and management systems, nobody much cares about the other stuff. Apparently, we/I have a bunch of systems, some vendor, some in-house, some with unclear origins, and not only are they not working well together, but the staff managing … Continue Reading