david crook - senior partnerr
l love to see IT play a beneficial
role in an organisation. The amount of work that an individual can cover
now in comparison with 20 years ago is astonishing.
I fell straight from school into a job
as a production planner, manually calculating, amongst other things, how
much steel should be left in 3 months time and placing orders accordingly.
This application is perfect for a computerised MRP system, and my employers
persuaded me to run the new IT. 3 years later the computer was doing all
the work, and I went to work for the company who provided the IT solution.
Having seen both sides of the IT coin,
I was in a unique position at an early age to advise and help end users
with IT systems. The three fundamental tools of an IT consultant were
in place: 1. Overall strategic consultancy, 2. Troubleshooting to make
it all work, 3. Development to improve and expand the system.
I left school with 5 A-Levels,
3 of them in maths, and was frankly bored being educated, with a desire
to join the real world.
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