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An IT ‘heads up’ for the holidays

holiday.pngIf you are in the IT space and want a real “downer” for the cheery holiday season, read IT Worlds Article titled: 10 hard truths IT must learn to accept.

 

There is a Truthiness appeal to the list provided:

  1.        The BYOD revolution is here to stay
  2.        You've lost control over how your company uses technology
  3.        You'll always have downtime
  4.        Your systems will never be fully compliant
  5.        The cloud will not fix everything (and may even break some stuff)
  6.        You will never have enough hands on deck
  7.        Your network has already been compromised
  8.        Your company's deepest secrets are only a tweet away
  9.        Your users will never support themselves
  10.        You will never get the respect you deserve

All these points are obvious (and comprehensive) to those who work in the space, even if we only reluctantly recognize their implications. Actually 9 may be the bright spot in the list, since that means you still have a reason to be needed. The rest just reinforce the need for innovative solutions. It may be a good list to start your thinking about New Year's resolutions.

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  • Steve Simske is an HP Fellow and Director in the Printing and Content Delivery Lab in Hewlett-Packard Labs, and is the Director and Chief Technologist for the HP Labs Security Printing and Imaging program.
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