Re: Seen the STC Survey on May 22? (Was: TC definition)

Subject: Re: Seen the STC Survey on May 22? (Was: TC definition)
From: Michael West <WestM -at- conwag -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 13:00:55 +1000

Jay Maechtlen wrote:

> As others have pointed out, software might or might not fall within IT.
> CAD/CAM software might be supported by IT, but not part of it.


You seem to be using "IT" in some sort of narrow, local, departmental
sense. If you look at Information Technology as an industry, like the
Automobile Industry, or Mining, or Manufacturing, or Telecommunications
(as is, I would guess, the sense in which the STC survey intended it to be
understood), then a company that develops software is solidly in that
industry.

I tried asking a stranger to this discussion the question, "If I were to
ask you what in what industry a software company belongs, what would you
say?" and the answer, without hesitation, was "IT". I am certain this
would be the case for well over 90% of educated respondents who understand
the difference between "industry" and "department".
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