“Every so often, you see a research survey that shows IT organizations plan to buy Windows tablets or Windows Phones more than any other type of mobile device,” Galen Gruman writes for InfoWorld. “Then you look at the data on what people actually buy and don’t notice Microsoft technology gaining any appreciable traction. So why does IT keep saying it plans to buy Microsoft technologies that users don’t want?”
Gruman writes, “The answer has to do with a sort of in-breeding within IT organizations. Many IT organizations are at heart Microsoft shops, running Windows Server, Exchange, and SharePoint for much of their systems… IT simply expects that Microsoft core to extend into the newfangled technologies such as mobile and cloud. Never mind the evidence to the contrary — Microsoft has long been the answer, so it surely will be there, too — if IT only waits long enough to outlast users’ Apple, Google, and Amazon.com foolishness.”
“That ‘waiting for Microsoft’ mentality is why IT keeps hoping beyond any realistic basis that Windows tablets will displace iPads [and] Windows Phones will displace iPhone,” Gruman writes. “Waiting for Microsoft? You might as well be waiting for Godot… If IT doesn’t get a clue, users may decide they don’t need IT any longer either. IT needs to stop waiting for Microsoft and instead deal with the reality: Client computing tech is now heterogeneous, and Microsoft doesn’t have all the right answers.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: There’s nothing worse for workplace morale than enlightened employees handcuffed by intransigent IT doofuses.
Awaken, finally, ye brain-dead cretins or begone!
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “CognativeDisonance” for the heads up.]
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