Re: Utter tosh and drivel
The issue is mentality - specifically the ivory tower architect mentality and the BOFH sysadmin.
In combination, these two characters have the ability to bring any business to its knees particularly in the absence of any effective leadership.
The days of the IT department are numbered - IT is so fundamental to businesses these days - in fact it IS the business in many cases - that it should not exist as a separate entity or cost centre. Also numbered are the days of button pushing techies, and any architects who dont think they need to understand their customers business.
Both of these types will eventually be replaced by more business focused individuals who are prepared to challenge the status quo and proactively enable & deliver improvements to their employers business.