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October 05, 2006

Really, really important for effective management in HE?

Was mildly diverted and perplexed by the following post to the Admin-Planning mailbase:

At XXXX University we are currently developing a Decision Support/Business Intelligence system to provide strategic management information to all levels of decision makers. We are, at present, rolling out a BI Toolset which allows users to produce and share trend based analysis, KPI’s through a web based environment. Part of the toolset includes the ability to disseminate information through subject specific Dashboards whilst still maintaining the ability to further analyse it.

Leaving aside the jargon and split infinitive the bit that I find most surprising is that this system is provided to “all levels of decision makers”. All levels? Does this mean that everyone who takes any kind of decision (eg baked potato fillings on Thursdays) needs their own Dashboard?

Sometimes these things go just a little too far!


Face cards: approximation of a playlist §25

Face Cards

face cards

God save the Queen – Sex Pistols
Hey Jack Kerouac – 10,000 Maniacs
Jack – The Monochrome Set
The queen is dead – The Smiths
King Of Carrot Flowers Part 1 – Neutral Milk Hotel
Jack-ass – Beck
Karaoke queen – Catatonia
King of the kerb – Echobelly
Tracy Jacks – Blur
King of the road – The Proclaimers
Queen Bitch – David Bowie
King of kings – Echo and the Bunnymen
Queen of the new year – Deacon Blue
The king of rock n’ roll – Prefab Sprout
King Of The Mountain – Kate Bush
You’re My Queen – Mercury Rev
Dancing Queen – ABBA
Fiery Jack – The Fall
For We Are The King Of The Boudoir – The Magnetic Fields


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