It may be true that life long learning can contribute to better balance (e.g., between supply and demand). It may be true that rethinking IT management from a business perspective (e.g.) is necessary to further instill a holistic understanding to fulfilling business (and social responsibility) objectives by more so looking beyond IT services to the context where services are used. It may be true that initiatives and conferences that seek to foster collaboration and facilitate the transfer of experience and adaptation of methods (e.g.) are positive and an increasing trend. This post takes no credit for progress occurring around the globe. It does however encourage and applaud efforts to help make quality and value increasingly intrinsic and pervasive including those which ideally help build a sense of community, on a global scale (e.g.), in and external to the IT profession.