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Reply to "We lost almost a full percentage in IT workforce count over 9 year period"

IT contributes much, much more than most Fortune 500 companies are willing to admit. These computational systems have added much to the average organizations bottom line. Think of "Just-in-time" inventories, communications, transport and analysis. International conglomerates have realized trillions in profit just through increased efficiency"”one of those evils was actually the advent of the spread-sheet.

When C-level executives could play with the numbers on slow afternoons, they saw the cost savings of slighting hourly workers ($.50 to $10.00) and how this would increase their bonuses.

To umbrachist: Yes, I work with both Microsoft and Linux...and sorrowfully, less UNIX in my day-job.
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