“The report of my death was an exaggeration” – Mark Twain
Much like the Mark Twain quotation from June 2, 1897 the death of the Information Technology (IT) department is a huge exaggeration today.
Yes, the environment in which we ply our trade is evolving very quickly, but it isn’t evolving towards the end. The days of hugh racks of servers in your own IT fortress is passing as we adopt more and more hosted solutions. Platform As A Service, Software As A Service, and yet unrealized services will radically change the work that the IT department does on a daily basis.
The IT department isn’t the racks of servers or the shelves full of spinning disks. The department really is the service provided by the men and women that keep all of the associated business processes running. The future of any IT team is that of a service organization. Sure, some services can and will be outsourced, but smart IT leaders will only outsource non-core services that have peripheral impact on end users. The “Utility” nature of enduser expectations will drive the way we design and deliver services. Also, for many of us, the enduser is quickly becoming the customer as well as the employee. As the shift towards supporting customers becomes as important as supporting fellow employees, the way that we approach service will also need to shift. It will also open many doors and provide opportunities for the IT team to have a greater connection to and impact on the organization as a whole.
The world is changing but there will always a need for IT just as there will always be a need for the other common and essential departments within any enterprise.
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Two buddys and I had the crazy idea to ride motorcycles down to Key West and back. Roughly, 1200 miles round trip. A blast and a chalenge! Here are a few pics from the journey.
As I reported earlier, the movie Fat Sick and Nearly Dead has had a profound affect on my life style. Now, six weeks later I’ve lost 13 pounds, I feel better, and I’m off all of my daily medications.
The key is more than juicing, it is a major change in how I see food. I’m not juice fasting any more but I have changed my diet to the point that 70% of my food intake is raw fruit, vegetables, and nuts.
The biggest impact is two chronic health issues were resolved with diet change. For years I’ve been on daily medication for GERD and Allergies. Today, I no longer take daily medications for these ailments and I am symptom free. In addition to relieving myself of the expense of these medications, I’ve also reduced the potential of long-term effects of taking the these medications everyday.
Yes, our country’s healthcare system is in distress, but we can all contribute… the solution is eating better and avoiding the need for healthcare in the first place. Will you join me?
After watching the documentary Fat Sick and Nearly Dead. My wife and I decided to give the 10 day juice fast a go.
I hopped on the scale and I’m starting off at 194.4. It will be interesting to see how much weight change I’ll experience over the 10 days.
I’ll provide a little more detail as I work through the process. There’s a lot to learn what produce to buy, where to buy, how much do really need, recipes for juices that are beneficial and drinkable.
More To Come!
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