"Just-get-it-done" may not be particularly "inspiring" for most IT professionals, but it's what every client wants. (Think about it: When a mechanic fixes your car, isnt that what YOU expect?). And besides, all the IT "Salesmanship" required to get mindless Senior Managers (with an emphasis on the "Senior") to comprehend a new technology is, frankly, the most unpleasant and unsatisfying part of my job.
If you want innovation, just be patient... and the Laws of Physics, or the serendipity of a well-timed server crash will open that door to innovation FOR you! A consultant must always be fully prepared for the moment when opportunity pops up unexpectedly, after you've been waiting months or years, when a new technology can be painlessly and silently inserted into the system... with no accusations against anyone involved. It's win-win, and it's sweet!
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