Whoever initiated the contract probably did what (s)he was told to get best practice thinking on “on ‘IT cost optimization.’ That report included supporting documents on IT contractors, domain utilization, printer consolidation, software asset management and suggestions for reducing costs in each area.”
Whoever authorized the contract apparently had no idea that at the very least this could get politicized and spin was going to be put to the underlying situation into the position of being ridiculed. Irrespective of its other merits.
The consultant partner that took the contract should have also considered how this might play out with this spin. (It has reflections of an old Jackie Mason bit about finding the real you… [go to 8:00]) Just a little “whore-ish” maybe…
Tempest in a media teapot resulting from people trying to make political points in a politically divided environment. What’s left to say?
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