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Tue Jul 10, 2012, 07:49 AM
Evasporque (2,132 posts)
17. Entropy has caught up to IT...
It was monolithic computing platforms...AS/400, mainframe, then came WIndoze and WInTel servers....and then VM's, software went from in house to vendors writing in VB, .NET and Java the result is a unmanageable, expensive pile of crap that expands exponentially...IT costs were were cut but worse s executive management did not want to be responsible for the software and infrastructure....they wanted to be able to point the finger at a vendor...it is the SEP field method of management or "Somebody else's problem"...
SO now IT has this steaming mess of old hardware, Windows 2000 et'al on slow 32 bit hardware, old applications no longer supported as the vendors took the money and ran, it is a unsustainable pile of crap for most companies.
IT pros are aging and getting near retirement and they don't want any big projects....I have seen a big project clean whole departments out...not because of layoffs or re-tooling of talent but because the IT people don't want to open a giant can of stinking worms and take responsibility for it. THey run...and rightly so....
So it take big brass ones to effect change in IT and a deep pocket book, hire young talent, pay them well expect turnover, stay focused and build in DR and HA at the start....most companies are not ready to completely real time mirror their critical applications and data....but that is what it is going to take....they also need to stop sucking the Microsoft tit, and managers that take Microsoft VAR kickbacks need to be fired. Lousy software vendors need to be fired and most importantly USERS need to learn more about what happens behind those mouse clicks....most users have no clue what is behind their insane request...they jsut want to click next and finish...on everything...
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