Go to the Source and Ask the DBA
Unidesk CEO Don Bulens offers an interesting perspective on the roles of CIOs and IT pros such as DBAs and application developers, when it comes to who are the real IT movers and shakers.
His logical assessment is that because DBAs and application developers are in the day-to-day trenches, they are the power wielders. One of the things that frustrates Bulens is the focus on what CIOs say, because he believes the truth about what causes IT problems can often be found by talking to the operators of infrastructure and applications. It's why many technologies have their breakthroughs with the people who manage that particular function.
Bulens says that DBAs have driven the market adoption of products many times over, and when it comes to application developers, "Worlds have gotten turned upside down many times over by application developers embracing some new tool set, some new platform."
Who wields the power in your IT shop?
Posted by Bruce Hoard on 01/18/2012 at 12:48 PM