No Risk, No Reward
Today, it seems like everyone's running scared. No one wants to go out on a limb and try new things.What happened to all the risk takers? I have spent most of my career either implementing corporate systems, or testing and writing about them for eWEEK and other publications. However, I took the last five years off and helped launch a 24-hour cable networkcalled TechTVall about technology.
Back in the late nineties, IT departments were full of risk takers. Innovative new technologies were brought in, piloted and in some cases turned into real competitive advantage. Sure, there were a lot of duds. But many new technologies turned out pretty well, including intranets, PDAs and clustered servers. But today, it seems like everyones running scared. No one wants to go out on a limb and try new things.