Emit IT insight
I recently spoke with a friend who had purchased an environment, health, and safety (EH&S) software company. His firm is growing when others are shrinking. How is this possible? Across all industry sectors, information technology (IT) departments are facing ever-tightening budget constraints and staffing cuts. And now government agencies are undergoing budget and staff cuts, just as the private sector began three years ago. Given these challenges, and the fact that EH&S is often given low priority in corporate budgets, how do you keep reasonably current in the EH&S IT area during difficult times? Part of the answer is the “KISS” rule, or “Keep It Simple (you fill in the last word).” This column discusses several ways to simplify your EH&S solutions, building upon advice from well-known simplicity guru Elaine St. James.