There are a couple new articles at ComputerWorld that peaked my interest and may be something you too will be interested in reading. The first is an opinion piece by Frank Hayes, "Frankly Speaking: Rewiring Respect for IT".
Why don’t IT people get more respect? On this Labor Day, things are actually looking better for people who work in corporate IT. Budgets aren’t quite so tight. Companies are hiring. Interesting IT projects are getting a green light. But when it comes to how our fellow employees think about us, IT work is a train wreck. Users break the rules we set up, ignore the processes we develop and generally act as if we’re clueless in what we do.
On a different subject, Bruce A. Steward has written an article to remind us that supporting our customers is more than just improving the business process.