As Doug Oliver returns to work today, hopefully on the tail end of the most overblown "scandal" in New Hampshire government IT history, I feel compelled to further my position that trust and investment in IT personnel is worth it's weight in gold. Of course, having a modicum of ethics helps too.
IT has the keys to the kingdom, so to speak. If the modus operandi is to cheap out on staff, training, and equipment, then the returns will definitely reflect that. I hereby propose that April 25th become IT Appreciation Day. The last Friday in July is SAAD, but maybe it's time to branch out and include the whole group.