Out of the frying pan and into the fire

Rabbi Jacob was sitting in his dining room hearing a dispute between two neighbors over an apple tree in the first neighbor’s yard.

“The apple tree is on my property, so the apples on it belong to me,” he said.

“You’re right,” Rabbi Jacob replied.

“But the branches extend over my property and I have to rake the leaves that fall, so I should get the apples that fall as well,” said the second neighbor.

“You’re right,” Rabbi Jacob replied.

His wife, listening from the kitchen and irritated at her husband, pokes her head into the dining room and says, “Jacob, you nebbish, they can’t both be right!”

“You’re right,” he replies.\1/

At the risk of incurring the wrath of the proverbial wife in the kitchen, I’m going to contradict my last post about doing away with IT and sketch out some of the reasons why dismantling IT and moving its functions into the business might be a bad idea.

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