About Technology Advice

BY CHAIM YUDKOWSKY

Especially in light of the deflection in the author’s reply to accurate criticisms of “ Remote Accessibility Revisited ” ( JofA , Oct.02, page 11), I feel it imperative to reiterate the comments in those letters.

Consultants have a tendency, as an extension of being overexcited about “doing it best,” to ignore the corporate economic benefit when implementing many infrastructure investments. While the solutions the author proposed, if done right, can be reliable and fast, they rarely are simple or inexpensive to implement in any size organization.

In keeping with Mr. Melancon’s renewed commitment in the same issue to “the accountant, to whom they turn for honest advice,” the JofA should make sure that even the technology advice it prints is realistic in cost and administrative impact, not just a hyped ideal.

Chaim Yudkowsky, CPA
Baltimore

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