May 19, 2016There’s a good chance that some people will not like me writing the following, but I genuinely feel that I have a responsibility to share some of what I have learnt moving from a senior management position in a school to the same in the commercial world.
There may be a number of things that you already know, but I was personally shocked at how much I had to learn about the realities in a commercial environment versus that of a school. Of course, I talk in terms of ICT here, but undoubtedly some of these things are transferable to other commercial entities. I can’t cover everything in one article, but at least let’s try and take a bite of the apple.
Comparing Apples with Bananas
Comparing Apples with Apples
- Computer A and Computer B both have 500GB hard drives, 8GB of RAM and a Quad-core processor.
- Computer A was purchased through an authorised commercial supplier, as was Computer B. Both are of the same brand and look very similar. However, the RAM in Computer B is not the genuine RAM that is made by the same people that made the actual computer. Additionally, the chassis in Computer B is made of weaker metal, to an overseas standard, not the same as New Zealand.