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Over the last 30 years, I have worked in client organizations where there was a Hatfield and McCoy vibe. The Hatfields were professionals with degrees in business, journalism and administration. The McCoys were the programmers, system administrators and certified technology consultants.

Between those two feuding camps, new ideas were often riddled with rhetorical bullets. The antagonism impaired enterprisewise efforts to streamline work processes. Another consequence was the “stealth effect,” in which a professional purchases a piece of hardware or software not officially supported by the organization’s information technology unit. Often management is unaware that routine security precautions are tossed out the window when a new gizmo like an Apple iPad is used for business purposes.

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