I ‘ll be highlighting the trips and falls of the political candidates throughout the 2016 cycle when it comes to using technology. All parties and political persuasions will be skewered, not just to highlight the technological faux pas, but also to point out that the real sites that are often not nearly as publicized as their fake counterparts.
As a seasoned IT Professional, I have decided to start an advice column to assist nascent 2016 presidential candidates with their IT issues. (“IT” stands for “information technology” and includes computing technology, such as networking, hardware, software, the Internet, or the people that work with these technologies).
This week we look at the website issues of one Carleton “Carly” Fiorina.
Problem: Website Domain Name Issues
Real Campaign Site: https://www.carlyforpresident.com
The Domain Name that Carly should have acquired: http://www.carlyfiorina.org
If your entire claim to being qualified to be the 45th President of the United States of America is based on the fact that you have led not one, but two of the biggest names in the technology industry (Fiorina ran AT&T from 1995 to 1999 and from 1999 to 2005 ran Hewlett-Packard) you should probably use a bit of strategic information technology planning BEFORE MAKING THIS PART OF YOUR STUMP SPEECH.
Seriously, Carly. Never mind that before you ran HP it was a well functioning company that had never had a layoff and didn’t until you you forced through the Compaq merger. Corporate business mergers and acquisitions are a nuanced (yes, it still matters) and tedious process. Never mind that.
But securing “carlyfiorina”.com, .net, .org and every other Top Level Domain (TLD) seems to be a no brainer. Especially for the high tech corporate titan, such as yourself, something you should address early on, maybe even before you hire your campaign staff. All you need to do is head on over to GoDaddy and reserve every TLD and variation of your name. It would prevent your name from being used at carlyfiorina.org and highlighting that you axed 30,000 employees in your tenure at HP (see previous paragraph).
Carly, I am available for hire. I can do quality IT, regardless of your party.