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In Journey through Enterprise IT Services, Nadhan, HP Distinguished Technologist, explores the IT Services industry, and discusses technology trends in simplified terms.

A time to be thankful to IT

In certain parts of the world it’s the time of the year when we are thankful for what we have. We are thankful to everyone who has made a difference in our lives — either because of the role they play, or for their presence in our times of need.  From a corporate perspective, we must be thankful to Information Technology, or IT.  And to do this right, we have to highlight a wide variety of people whose roles within IT are unique.


Please join me in thanking the various IT professionals for doing their part to evolve IT:Thank You.jpg


1. CXO.  I thank the executive leadership for:

2. Strategist.  I thank the strategic thinkers for:

3. Architect.  I thank the architects for:

4. Business Analyst.  I thank the business analysts for working with the user community to define the business process models that reflect the requirements of the solution, and then tracing them across the development process to ensure that they are properly realized.


5. Developer.  I thank the development teams for:

  • Designing solutions that are in alignment with the requirements while being effective at Agile Development
  • Writing, and unit testing, source code — ensuring the code components they test are in alignment with the overall quality strategy for the solution.

6. Tester.  I thank the testers for:

7. Operator.  I thank the system administrators and operators for using a standardized environment for monitoring applications with a cohesive suite of tools across physical and virtual resources.  (I also thank them for dealing appropriately with the personalities of the individual applications.)


8. Project Manager.  I thank the project managers for ensuring the right resources are in place for the timely and effective delivery of a quality solution that is under-budget. 


A skeptic would look at thanking IT as being idealistic in an imperfect world.  But the fact still remains — IT has overcome several bumps on the road.  By recognizing the times when IT did the right things for the right reasons, it’s time for us to be thankful to everyone who make it possible.


What about you?  Can you think of reasons why you should be thankful to IT?  What are the scenarios where you have seen IT do things right?  Please let me know.


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