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An IT Christmas Carol 
It was Christmas Eve and while everyone in the office 
was celebrating except poor Bob Scratchit, t...
An IT Christmas Carol 
Bob’s boss ,the CEO at ACME Ltd, Ed Scrouge, was 
having an entirely different Christmas Eve. His £...
An IT Christmas Carol 
© Copyright My Perfect-IT 
Limited 2014
An IT Christmas Carol 
It’s 5 minutes to midnight when Ed hears the sound of rattling chains 
An apparition appeared and d...
An IT Christmas Carol 
Unfortunately, for Ed this was no dream and Jack began 
to wail again “Listen to Bob Scratchit, he ...
An IT Christmas Carol 
Ed was aghast as the Ghost that appeared and looked and 
sounded feminine “I am the ghost of Christ...
IT Christmas Carol 
The scene changed to ACME Ed had been here for 10 
years and by always doing what the CEO, Jack 
Marlo...
IT Christmas Carol 
Ed closed his eyes and was hack at his apartment. There 
was a knock at he door and yet another ghost ...
IT Christmas Carol 
The Ghost of Christmas Yet to come 
This was a brief stay and the ghost disappeared and 
another took ...
IT Christmas Carol 
Two days later back at work Ed invited Bob to his office 
and they spent the whole day discussing what...
IT Christmas Carol 
© Copyright My Perfect-IT 
Limited 2014 
To get a free TRYOUT 
Version of Pi just click me 
Or email m...
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An IT Christmas Carol

  1. 1. An IT Christmas Carol It was Christmas Eve and while everyone in the office was celebrating except poor Bob Scratchit, the ACME Ltd CIO who was very low. Things in IT just didn’t seem to be going his way. He was for ever having to justify his existence and that of his team. “I’m for ever writing up reports for why this didn’t work, why this project is over budget, why that project was cancelled, why staff seem to be leaving on mass, why the CEO,Ed Scourge's pet project is 3 months behind schedule” Bob was not a happy man and knew that he wouldn’t get his bonus again this year, for the third year running. © Copyright My Perfect-IT Limited 2014
  2. 2. An IT Christmas Carol Bob’s boss ,the CEO at ACME Ltd, Ed Scrouge, was having an entirely different Christmas Eve. His £1 million salary had just been topped up by his guaranteed £500k bonus. So he had plenty to be happy about. His was the only guaranteed bonus, everyone else had to justify theirs and this year it looked like he would be the only senior executive receiving his. But he thought “I’ve worked hard so I deserve it!”, irrespective of the company results which weren’t bad but could have been a lot better if some of the IT Projects had delivered their promise. “That Bob Scratchit just isn’t delivering the goods, he’s always asking for money for this, money for that and I occasionally give him some of it, but he just wastes it” he thought “so its his fault that the bonuses won’t be paid this year” The working day ended at 13.00 as it was Christmas Eve and everyone went home for the Christmas break. (2 whole days) © Copyright My Perfect-IT Limited 2014
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  4. 4. An IT Christmas Carol It’s 5 minutes to midnight when Ed hears the sound of rattling chains An apparition appeared and declared itself to be the ghost of Jack Marlow, the CEO at ACME prior to Ed’s tenure. Unfortunately, poor Jack passed on shortly after retiring. A shame as he had amassed a small fortune but hardly had time to enjoy any of his ill-gotten gains. He was well known for doing anything to increase his bank balance and normally a lot of people suffered due to his selfish attitude, but he didn’t care just as long as he profited. Ed had used Jack as his a role model, as he too wanted to swell his bank account, so his team and decisions affecting them came secondary to his personal profit .Ed like Jack was not well liked by his IT team or the business in general, but as Ed told his staff “you are not here to enjoy yourselves or to like me, you are here to do exactly what I tell you too or get the sack”. The ghostly voice of Jack extorted “beware Ed, repent now, don’t do as I did, it’s not too late, listen to your staff, help them, forget about self profit” “Bah humbug” thought Ed “this is just a dream, I’ll wake up in a minute.” © Copyright My Perfect-IT Limited 2014
  5. 5. An IT Christmas Carol Unfortunately, for Ed this was no dream and Jack began to wail again “Listen to Bob Scratchit, he knows the way to redemption, don’t end up like me doomed to spend all of time looking for solutions to the world’s information problems. You will be visited by another 3 ghosts before the night is over..heed their warnings!” and with that Jack disappeared. Ed again retorted “Bah Humbug, Jack’s gone, 3 more ghosts indeed I’m glad that’s all over, off to bed now. Oh how I hate Christmas, everyone buying presents for each other, what a waste of money and being nice to each other, oh yuk” Ed was in for another surprise he wasn’t going to sleep just yet and there was great bang and another ghost appeared. © Copyright My Perfect-IT Limited 2014
  6. 6. An IT Christmas Carol Ed was aghast as the Ghost that appeared and looked and sounded feminine “I am the ghost of Christmas past and I am going to take you back to see your roots...take my hand” with a flash they were back somewhere Ed recognised. It was the company in which Ed has began his career in Goodguys Bank and Ed was a graduate trainee in the IT department. Yes, Ed actually started his career working in IT. It was the Christmas party and all the staff from Business and IT were happily intermingling and conversing. Ed could see and hear the younger version of himself talking to the head of the Sales & Marketing department, Arty Crafter, “Ed you guys in IT have done such great job this year working together with us. You’ve listened to all our requirements and delivered systems that are great. It’s really given us a competitive edge in the market by providing the information we need when we need it and so accurate. We can now confidently make decisions based on the facts not speculation. Thank you” Ed played a major part in the transformation of the IT Systems at Goodguys Bank and because of it found it easy to obtain a more senior role at ACME. © Copyright My Perfect-IT Limited 2014
  7. 7. IT Christmas Carol The scene changed to ACME Ed had been here for 10 years and by always doing what the CEO, Jack Marlow had told him, namely put in the cheapest tactical solution, Ed was now the IT Director and Jack made sure he always got a good bonus. It was the annual Christmas party here and Ed was listening in on a conversation amongst his staff. Pete Murray, senior project manager was talking with the his team, “I’m leaving next month guys, the systems are now at breaking point, it’s a real mess, Ed has sold us down the river and I for one don’t want to be around when it all goes belly up. I’ve tried talking to him about sorting this mess out but all he is interested in is his bonus, not spending money sorting the IT problems out” © Copyright My Perfect-IT Limited 2014
  8. 8. IT Christmas Carol Ed closed his eyes and was hack at his apartment. There was a knock at he door and yet another ghost entered. “I am the ghost of Christmas present...come with me” Back at the party. Ed had now been CEO since Jack’s departure and had continued Jack’s guide of implementing point solutions at the cheapest cost. Bob Scratchit his CIO had pleaded with him to give him the budget to sort things out properly but Ed just ignored him and only authorised budget for tactical solutions. The cracks were beginning to show. © Copyright My Perfect-IT Limited 2014
  9. 9. IT Christmas Carol The Ghost of Christmas Yet to come This was a brief stay and the ghost disappeared and another took his place. “I am the ghost of Christmas yet to come..take my hand” They arrived at something that looked like the outside of their office building but it looked totally empty. Two of Ed’s managers walked past and Ed over heard their conversation. “If that stupid idiot Ed Scrouge had listened to Bob Scratchit ACME would not have gone bust and we’d all still have our jobs. He was talking sense when he told Ed we needed to get back control of our IT systems and the only way to do that was to go back to basics - understand where we were, what was missing, and then plan to fill the gaps and integrate everything. He even told Ed he had found a innovative new software company that had a new product that could help big time but Ed said no and that is when we started to lose out to our competitors, we just couldn’t respond to the changes in the market. What a waste of such a great company. Anyway no one will employ Ed again with his reputation for bringing down ACME all on his own. I hear Bob Scratchit is IT Director at one of our competitors, at least they saw his potential!”Ed was very perturbed at what he heard and asked the ghost “is this just what might happen in the future or will happen in the future?” The ghost replied “what happens in the future depends on what we do in the present” With that Ed was returned to his apartment. © Copyright My Perfect-IT Limited 2014
  10. 10. IT Christmas Carol Two days later back at work Ed invited Bob to his office and they spent the whole day discussing what needed to be done to get back control. Bob told Ed that he thought the most sensible thing to do first was to invest in a tool called PI, from a company called My Perfect-IT Ltd as this would help them to:  Establish where they were  Find out what was missing  Develop Plans for filling the Gaps and integrating everything  Get back in control YOU COULD GET A FREE TRY OUT OF PI • NO OBLIGATIONS • NO NAG SCREENS • JUST A FREE GIFT FROM US SO YOU CAN SEE WHAT PI COULD DO FOR YOU © Copyright My Perfect-IT Limited 2014
  11. 11. IT Christmas Carol © Copyright My Perfect-IT Limited 2014 To get a free TRYOUT Version of Pi just click me Or email me : ronsheldrick:myperfect-it.co.uk Or visit us at http://www.myperfect-it.co.uk/

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