Why IBM can't fix small things

by Volker Weber

process22
Artist: Jessica Wu Ramirez

IBM is an army. They can inflict some serious damage. But it becomes next to impossible to do the little things. Things that take a few minutes or hours. Even the smallest of problems (have to) become big problems.

This of course is very frustrating to the individual. Because no longer big is killing small. Fast is killing slow.

Comments

Haha, hier und da noch ein gehöriges Mass an Inkompetenz dazu, und du hast meine Company :D

Kristof Doffing, 2012-07-31

A perfect illustration and caveat for those contemplating an ERP project with any global services organization. In contradiction, the customer is subordinated to the omnipotent process.

Ein perfektes Beispiel für die Einschränkung und Kontemplation ein ERP-Projekt mit einem beliebigen Global Services Organisation. Im Widerspruch, wird der Kunde auf die allmächtige Prozess untergeordnet.

Chuck Howe, 2012-07-31

or Microsoft or , etc.

Dennis Ellison, 2012-07-31

The artist works for IBM. :-)

Volker Weber, 2012-07-31

> The artist works for IBM. :-)

Your point being? I took Jessica's comic as humor, nothing else.

> Things that take a few minutes or hours. Even the smallest of problems (have to) become big problems.

You are over simplifying. Sure it is easy to say X will only take a few minutes to fix. But when you are dealing with millions of users on a product which has numerous variations of how that product is used, you can't just change things on the fly.

This is no different then any other major company/corporation.

Simon O'Doherty, 2012-07-31

> I took Jessica's comic as humor,

It is humor. Much like Dilbert.

> nothing else.

Sure?

> This is no different then any other major company/corporation.

I always pointed out my friends grades before telling my mother about my grades.

Volker Weber, 2012-07-31

> Sure?

Yes I am sure.

Simon O'Doherty, 2012-07-31

Hah. Finally found somebody who thinks corporate humor is baseless. That's CEO material.

Volker Weber, 2012-07-31

> Hah. Finally found somebody who thinks corporate humor is baseless. That's CEO material.

Apart from putting words in my mouth, are you trying to intentionally goad me into an argument? Because I am not interested in starting one.

Or do you just like being rude to people comment on your blog in a civil fashion? Because I can stop commenting too if that is what you want.


Simon O'Doherty, 2012-07-31

Simon, you are supposed to laugh. Maybe some other day.

Volker Weber, 2012-07-31

Recent comments

Roland Dressler on I am not ready for a foldable phone at 15:02
Daniel Seiler on I am not ready for a foldable phone at 13:51
Roland Dressler on I am not ready for a foldable phone at 12:55
Hubert Stettner on I am not ready for a foldable phone at 10:51
Matthias Welling on Tools and Weapons #nowreading at 09:05
Ingo Harpel on You may secretly be a Bing user at 20:01
Amy Blumenfield on Tools and Weapons #nowreading at 19:44
Horia Stanescu on You are famous on Botnet at 12:33
Volker Weber on You are famous on Botnet at 20:17
Dr. Kurt Glasner on You are famous on Botnet at 17:29
Mathias Ziolo on You are famous on Botnet at 14:12
Stephan Herz on You may secretly be a Bing user at 13:45
Volker Weber on Man stelle sich vor, es ist MWC, und keiner geht hin at 20:19
Andy Mell on Man stelle sich vor, es ist MWC, und keiner geht hin at 19:53
Volker Weber on You may secretly be a Bing user at 19:09
René Fischer on You may secretly be a Bing user at 19:02
Roland Dressler on Man stelle sich vor, es ist MWC, und keiner geht hin at 13:00
Tobias Müller on Man stelle sich vor, es ist MWC, und keiner geht hin at 09:22
Karl Heindel on Man stelle sich vor, es ist MWC, und keiner geht hin at 09:58
Bernhard Kockoth on Man stelle sich vor, es ist MWC, und keiner geht hin at 09:18
Jochen Kattoll on Surface Pro X vs Surface Pro 7 vs iPad Pro vs iPad at 16:56
Andreas Eldrich on Man stelle sich vor, es ist MWC, und keiner geht hin at 13:46
Armin Auth on Surface Pro X vs Surface Pro 7 vs iPad Pro vs iPad at 13:40
Markus Mews on Surface Pro X vs Surface Pro 7 vs iPad Pro vs iPad at 13:39
Andreas Eldrich on Man stelle sich vor, es ist MWC, und keiner geht hin at 13:30

Ceci n'est pas un blog

I explain difficult concepts in simple ways. For free, and for money. Clue procurement and bullshit detection.

vowe

Contact
Publications
Stuff that works
Amazon Wish List
Frequently Asked Questions

rss feed  twitter  amazon

Local time is 20:00

visitors.gif

Paypal vowe