Posted by: Richard Siddaway
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A recent headline asked “How will you fit into the New IT?”
My answer is what new IT?
I have been working in IT for well over 20 years and in that time I can’t remember a period when there wasn’t a significant change coming:
- introduction of PCs
- growth of networks
- Rise of Windows and fall of Novell
- Token ring giving way to Ethernet
- Viruses and other malware
The so called new IT is the “cloud” and all its ramifications. We’ve been hosting applications elsewhere for years but all of a sudden its the only way to run your IT shop – at least according to the experts in the computer press. When was the last time one of these pundits actually worked in IT – if they ever did.
IT is constantly changing – if you don’t realise that and can’t live with it you shouldn’t be in the industry. An IT professional’s job is to work out which of the changes are beneficial to their organisation and which are a distraction.
No matter what the “experts” tell you there is no single answer that fits every organisation – pick whats needed and disregard the rest.
The only constant is change