From "Watch your Image" in Aug/Sep 1992 _Beyond Computing_ (published by IBM Corporation): "When hiring an information technology (IT) executive, one company president uses this straighforward approach: "I write off anyone who spouts more than two acronyms within the first 10 minutes of the interview." Though this approach may seem a bit drastic or simplistic, the moral of this story is the talk of the trade. Top executives increasingly want IT directors and managers who think, talk and act like businesspeople. This '10-minute test' is a reminder to IT directors to put business imperatives ahead of technology requirements..." From "Can IBM Change its Stripes" in the 24-Aug _Information Week_: "Are IBM's desktop failures behind it? [*] Perhaps not. There are signs, for instance, that IBM managers--including Cannavino--continue to practice the old Big Blue philosophy. ``When it comes to technical matters,'' says one member of the OS/2 development team, ``IBM management doesn't have a clue.'' ------------ [*] Percentage of wordprocessing market held by IBM product DisplayWrite in 1986: 16%, in 1990: 2%.
(From the "Rest" of RHF)