An issue I’m currently struggling with…
To CIO, or not to CIO – that is the question:
Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of mismanaged data
Or to take arms against a sea of piecemeal information decisions
And by strategizing, end them. To define, to plan –
A CIO – and by define to say we end the heartache
of our audience once and for all,
be it one or be it one thousand?
‘Tis a consummation devoutly to be wished.
To define, to plan – a CIO – perchance to dream
Of ending battles of lord and master
Of our information; ay, there’s the rub,
Where for art the strategic IT plan?
That ‘tis obsolete when ‘tis writ? For in that plan
What dreams of organizing information
And content deployment may come? When
We have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause. There’s the respect
That makes calamity of integrating
One trickery app twixt another.
And in the end, to grunt and sweat
With that ticketing app from who’s reporting
I.T. know not how. And in the end to grunt
And sweat with that collection information system
That puzzles the will, and dread our weary days
With it, and ne’er call the desk that is helpless,
Because that does make cowards of us all.
So, soft you now, the fair museum technologist!
Be all your sins remembered, dread of time is here
When we need a plan or decision of
Great pitch and moment to organize these things
Lest we get hit by a bus, and all our sins forgotten.