Yes they do. Which is why you hardly get any good support when you have a problem with it. Try opening a support ticket when you hit a snag with Excel. It won’t see the light of day.
So why do IT folks hate Microsoft Excel?
- It’s tough for IT folks to distribute and control Microsoft Excel on your desktops. “Jim, could you upgrade/re-install my Microsoft Excel on my laptop?” You probably see Jim avoiding you for a week.
- IT do not trust Microsoft Excel. Open up an Excel workbook, notice that you can’t trace anything back to a credible source, or who made any changes since it was created. IT folks hate it when they can’t find anyone to blame.
- IT can’t do version control on Microsoft Excel files. Any Excel file can be copied, changed and copied again. There is no absolute version that IT can trust and rely.
So as Excel users what are we to do? The only viable way is to to take responsibility of our own Excel files. Business changes quickly, analysis is needed rapidly. We simply can’t wait for IT that is short-staffed or unresponsive.
In short, we need to know our Excel better than IT folks.
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