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An IT Revolution Approaches
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User Rank: Apprentice
8/14/2017 | 1:10:24 PM
Been there
I've run Data Centers, and the truth of it, is that this article is nails it on the head.  Leaders want innovation, but they cut budget then turn around saying that they want to go to the next market brouhaha.  When I got there there were constant firefights met head on by some of the smartest guys I ever met.  My first order of business was to stop the 'throw the update/upgrades/new product over the fence' syndrom and set a schedule for the SW team forcing themselves to get organized (not my department).  It's a good thing because later I had to reduce my staff, keep the lights on, and bring in new things.  I took it upon myself to look for the next technology, evaluate it, see how it would fit into the overall organizations strategy, make recommendations and so on.  I would use the guys when I needed them.  If the pilot was a success and approved, then I would schedule it against everything else they were doing.  These were exciting time, the guys got overtime, and the customer got what they wanted.  It's not a's an opportunity!
User Rank: Apprentice
8/11/2017 | 9:50:30 PM
Sound and Fury, signifying nothing
Sir, if your goal was to get your number of clicks increased, and verify that you have the ability to write well, bravo. Good job, I congratulate you.

If your goal was to give anyone anywhere information of value, you have failed utterly. This article tells us everything we already know, and absolutely nothing we do not.

IT is hard and fast-changing. Check.

Our CEOs are unforgiving and want results. Check.

We never have enough of a budget to grow the people we need. Check.

And then you end with a pat 'Get out there and make things better. Do everything cheaper with less, and do it faster.' I've heard more insightful speaches from Nancy Reagan. You could at the very least take the time to run back through your bullet points and note something helpful in the world of technology that's giving us an edge. Instead, I have wasted my precious, expensive time reading about a revolution that is the most insufferable of platitudes.

Don't stop writing. Just start thinking and giving us the results of your NEW findings in IT.

Ever Onward,


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