In Europe at least, I can tell things are different.
1. Not true. Decent companies do exist.
2. Not true. Plain nonsense.
3. Not true. We have been in business since 1993 and no machine has been brougt down because of malware.
4. True. But what's the point? Most IT-people don't need to know about RAID. Problem is that some of those that don't know feel tempted to install RAIDs anyway. Call in experts.
5. Not true. For private people perhaps, but not businesses.
6. Not true. Or rather: Who knows?
7. Not true. The true problem of Linux is that it is a total mess for anyone else than those who has been raised with Linux.
8. True. But that is by definition and not specific for IT. The trendsetters are exactly that because the rest are not. If no one would take the lead, nothing would move.
9. Not true. If you and the management are able to plan and control, no more mess or stress exist than in any other area.
10. Not true. You can very well be a fine specialist in some stable area without knowing about any new trend.
Conclusion: No bumpy ride here, sorry, just some coloured chit-chat you can forget.
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