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Are you serious?
I had to read the article twice because I couldn't believe the "old school" trash I was reading! I was hoping Scott was being sarcastic, but after the second reading, I realized he was serious. I've worked in IT for 35 years with 25 of them managing staff and have spent a lot of my time working on teaching my staff to unlearn most of the items Scott highlights in this article. IT is not a game and it is not a place where you get to work on only the fun stuff, frequently IT workers have to do things that aren't the most exciting or interesting. Scott's list is full of the things that create a rift between the users of technology and IT departments. Scott portrays an acceptable attitude that IT has forgotten why the company is in business; its not in business to have an IT department. Our goal as IT workers is to drive the business forward by assembling tools and technologies that foster new strategies and opportunities and drive positive business change. If we were to follow Scott's manifesto, we would be quickly transported to the early 1990s and be resisting installing Windows because "this isn't Burger King." It is time to wake up and embrace BYOT and figure what is going to make employees more productive . Whether it is figuring out how to provide some form of basic training for office applications to identifying the next hot technology that is going to have an impact or how to deploy a new virtual server within four hours of receive a request. Get your head out of the sand and start to innovate before your IT department gets outsourced because yours isn't providing what is really needed.