All of my friends have great IT, How do I get better IT?

All of my friends have great IT, How do I get better IT?

I love this question. Thanks. Here at IPSOFACTO, we get asked this a lot. But we need to roll back the question a bit. Basically, NEVER hire in-house IT people unless you can guarantee A LOT of work for them, you know, 50 hours per week. In 100% of the situations, 100%!, a bored in-house IT guy will make a HUGE mess of the IT due to a combination of ‘play, fear of losing their job, reduced risk, and hero complex’. EVERY time (in all caps) that we are asked to audit a network where Execs are trimming the IT fat, we find total-BS-tech. Recently we found ourselves in a company with 40 servers and 13 employees. The IT guy was so bored, and he had such a cushy job, that he created phenomenal complexity that was designed to always be falling apart and the execs were too scared to get rid of him. We came in and fixed all that (it took 9 months). But now, instead of paying $10k/mo in payroll (and tax) to the ex-IT guy, they pay IPSOFACTO about $2,000/mo. Everyone is now happy, and their ex-IT guy got a job teaching IT. Win-Win-Win. So the question is, “how’d you get such bad IT and are you ready to transition”.

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Steve Boullianne, Multiple post-graduate degrees, Mind/Body/Spirit enthusiast, & a member of Mensa. Loves Skiing, Scuba, and Food. Steve’s First job out of college was programming satellites for AT&T. Founded IPSOFACTO in 1996, Y2K boom, e-Commerce super success, 2.1 boom. Steve is ready to Mediate high quality for all life, our one planet, and human kindness. Loves to dance and tell jokes. Steve believes that Excellent Communication is key to human success (and failure). Steve has 3 sons who are his STARS. They will carry the world into a brilliant future. Since 1996, Steve has been a volunteer drug and alcoholism counselor in the Bay Area. The power of the Great Spirit is in you. Steve is a good friend to have.