10 Things IT People Secretly Think ...

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2012-05-28
 
 
 

10 Things IT People Secretly Think ...

by Michael Vizard; illustrated by Brian Moore

10 Things IT People Secretly Think ...

10 Things IT People Secretly Think ... - The Great Security Scam

Clearly, all these hackers who write malicious code are in league with the security vendors because the minute somebody discloses a hole, an exploit that uses that hole to attack a customer's system magically appears.

10 Things IT People Secretly Think ... - The Great Security Scam

10 Things IT People Secretly Think ... - SOA Is Good Hygiene

We know that new applications should be built using service-oriented architecture because it's good computing science. But nobody has given us a compelling business reason to go back and rewrite 30 years worth of legacy applications just so we can say the

10 Things IT People Secretly Think ... - SOA Is Good Hygiene

10 Things IT People Secretly Think ... - The Packaged Application Pickle

No packaged application ever seems to meet the needs of the users it has allegedly been designed for, which clearly means that no developer working for a packaged application vendor has ever spent any real quality time with the actual users of their produ

10 Things IT People Secretly Think ... - The Packaged Application Pickle

10 Things IT People Secretly Think ... - Murphy Trumps Metcalf

While Metcalf's Law states that a network grows in value with each additional node added, Murphy's Law dictates that the most important application on the network will by definition be the slowest for no apparent reason.

10 Things IT People Secretly Think ... - Murphy Trumps Metcalf

10 Things IT People Secretly Think ... - Moore\s Law Is Obsolete

Moore's Law states that the density on an integrated circuit will double every 18 months, which was convenient because it mapped nicely to the product development life cycle that vendors want customers to adhere to. But now it seems that vendors can doubl

10 Things IT People Secretly Think ... - Moore\s Law Is Obsolete

10 Things IT People Secretly Think ... - Microsoft Is Our Monster

Granted, Microsoft doesn't always act in the best interest of the customer, but we helped create that monster by establishing Microsoft as a counterweight to that other monster known as Big Blue.

10 Things IT People Secretly Think ... - Microsoft Is Our Monster

10 Things IT People Secretly Think ... - Open Source Is Communism

The open-source phenomenon is some sort of technology rendition of communism that runs counter to all capitalism models as we understand them, but free software is never a bad thing.

10 Things IT People Secretly Think ... - Open Source Is Communism

10 Things IT People Secretly Think ... - Software Was Always a Service

Because we only license software rather than own it outright, software has always been a service and the service has always been bad.

10 Things IT People Secretly Think ... - Software Was Always a Service

10 Things IT People Secretly Think ... - Bringing Back the Phone

The increased use of e-mail in litigation is pushing users away from e-mail and back to the phone, so they can say things without worrying that whatever they say at the moment is going to come back and haunt them in a court case.

10 Things IT People Secretly Think ... - Bringing Back the Phone

10 Things IT People Secretly Think ... - The Compliance Lobby

The IT industry has quietly mobilized a small army of lobbyists who spread large amounts of cash around to induce politicians to think about the ever-increasing number of Byzantine laws and regulations that invariably lead to IT organizations having to sp

10 Things IT People Secretly Think ... - The Compliance Lobby

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