NM IT Consulting
Here is my Jersey on using IT consultants.
WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM?
IT Consultants. You can't live with them. Pass the beer nuts.
YOU WANT THE SOLUTION OR WHAT?
New Rule: Development consulting services will be used for no more than 18 months, if at all, on DoIT approved SILO non-enterprise applications. You gotta problem with that?
For example, I know of a state department that has had consultants maintaining applications for the last 13 years! One at 140k per year. Wouldn't the state's unemployed love to have a gig like that, huh? Consultants should never be used for maintenance; they should instead be used for new technologies and IT training. When I was with Oracle, they never let us have a consulting contract for more than 18 months max. It just takes a little political courage, that's all.
Now that's how you do IT consulting in NM. How 'bout youse guys?