Confessions of an IT Director

IT Confessions

Confessions of an IT Director

  • Confessions of an IT Director

    August 14, 2019 by

    Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. Confession number one: That quote was pre-populated into the blog template. I have no idea whatsoever about whom to attribute that quote to (neither does the internet, it seems, because there’s no evidence that Oscar Wilde ACTUALLY said that), but it’s relevant to the motivation… Read more

  • “You Own IT”

    March 5, 2020 by

    “You own it” I had a recent conversation with a VP, and despite my protestations and disagreements, he said (rather matter-of-factly), “If it has X’s and O’s [sic], you own it”. I knew the conversation wasn’t a collaborative one, so correcting him by telling him it was “1’s and 0’s” wasn’t going to be productive,… Read more

  • The “Right” Fit.

    January 23, 2020 by

    IT Executives tend to wear out their welcome after a little while. I’ve explored this before, but the premise is that with a new IT exec, there tend to be massive changes that accompany the arrival of the person. A new system, an implementation, organization, practices, etc… but as time moves on you get a… Read more

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