JS_Harris - 3:15 pm on Mar 10, 2010 (gmt 0)
When I worked for a major tech company in the late 90's Lotus Notes was managements idea of perfection. I spent more time writing applications and fixing things that "didn't quite work for our particular company" than I did performing regular IT duties.
Fast forward 10 years and I found myself transferring a major medical companies accounting setup from one outdated platform to another outdated platform because management liked it better.
The sign of a good company when it comes to tech management? One that actively seeks the brightest tech minds AND THEN TRUSTS THEM ENOUGH TO MAKE TECH DECISIONS.