10 Hard Truths IT Must Learn To Accept [ From: WServerNews ]
I have been reading InfoWorld since 1981. Yes, that shows a bit of my age, but then I started in IT when I was five! LOL. Dan Tynan actually put his finger on the sore spot, ten sore spots to be honest. But the funniest part was how he started his article, here is a short quote:
"In a perfect world, your network would suffer no downtime and be locked down tight. You'd be in perfect compliance with all government regulations, and your users would all be self-supporting. The cloud would take care of nearly all your infrastructure needs, and there wouldn't be a single device accessing the network you didn't first approve of and control. Also: You'd finally get the respect and admiration you truly deserve."
Wouldn't THAT be nice? We'd be on a tropical island with a tablet to now and then check in to see how all the metrics are in the green. Well, the reality is different. Here are the ten points. And I suggest you read the article as well. It's painful but true, here are the ten 'ouches'.
1. The iPhone revolution is here to stay
2. You've lost control over how your company uses technology
3. You'll always have downtime
4. Your systems will never be fully compliant
5. The cloud will not fix everything (and may even break some stuff)
6. You will never have enough hands on deck
7. Your network has already been compromised
8. Your company's deepest secrets are only a tweet away
9. Your users will never support themselves
10. You will never get the respect you deserve
So true, these days it's just impossible - I'm only just getting to grips with Windows 7 and a range of smart phones in my new job !!
On top of that sorting out PCs and Laptops that are in French, German, Swedish and a range of every other language out there is doing my head in !!
Edit: Mattx is not experiencing a temporal anomaly: I deleted my post by mistake. Here it is.
At least I think he's replying to my post.
What I noticed is that way back in the '80s, you could know it all, or at least a large amount of the IT universe. Now, you have to narrow in on a minuscule subset of what's out there, and hope it doesn't become too irrelevant to make a career out of it.
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