The future of the IT Skeptic's blog

Gentle readers, have your say. This blog exists for you (otherwise I would just mutter to myself).

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I saw it on a computer so it must be true

This is the 21st Century. We shouldn't be falling for that old "I saw it on a computer so it must be true" stuff. A model will always be the model-builder's view of reality.

A nice skeptical ITIL cartoon

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Wonderful discussion of process improvement

Comments on this blog are generally interesting and meaty (we don't get too much of the "Me too" or "You suck" type), but the comments about process improvement over on this BOKKE are even better than usual. Get on over there and check it out, and please contribute if you can match the standard :-D

Tell us what you think about the new ITIL Version 3 books, and see what others thought

How to tell whether your IT vendor is a product vendor or a consultant

In the new world of ITIL Version 3, skills in business and IT consulting become preeminent and the technology even more secondary. People who buy technology solutions to process problems will even more likely get what they deserve (a failure), and vendors who are boxed-product peddlers disguised as sellers of IP will cause even more havoc. So how to tell the box-droppers from the consulting firms who include technology in solutions? Here's a simple check:

A superb piece of IT Skepticism

I just read a superb piece of IT Skepticism, 10 "New Rules" for IT by Steve Andriole. I am not worthy...

Is ITIL V3 Foundations designed to suit the needs of the students or the trainers?

[Updated] ITIL V3 Foundations is clearly designed to meet business requirements of those who will be selling it. Does it also meet the needs of those paying good money to attend? Let the debate begin.

ITIL on eBay: an IT Skeptic Special Report

Here was I worrying about whether I had enough ®s on my ITILs, while out there on eBay there are people perpetrating the most appalling copyright violations and abuses of trademark. Here are a couple of examples. To the two thousand or so of you who bought stuff from these guys: SHAME!

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