Old tech that old people did in the olden days, like in the 90s
It’s true, my 20-year-old son will make me a grandpa in 2020. For Millennials and GenZs, grandpa means OLD, but to most grandpas I’ll be a 47-year-old grandpa and that’s young. At 89, my dad is an OLD grandpa…I’m not.
When I was 8 yrs old, I got my first computer, when computers first came out, called an apple 2e. I wrote code to build calendars and clocks in Fortran and C. How silly. Like using a blunt rock to do surgery.
Now I’m the CEO of San Francisco’s oldest and maybe largest IT firms. I started IPSOFACTO in 1996 when Millennials were still in elementary school and GenZs were fiction.
In 1996, IPSOFACTO did TokenRings and LotusNotes by IBM. Both are long dead now; they were the De Facto standard in corporate IT. To make TR and LN work, we removed the network interface (NIC) cards from the computers and set 0s and 1s to create identity. It was hard and mindboggling work. What is 10101101? We had to know this.
Then self-configuring Ethernet came out and we grew and grew and grew, because 100s of new technologies were springing up, and our clients needed us for them.
Before the evil empire of Apple (a truly evil place when you scratch under that chemically treated brushed metal shell), YOU could unscrew computers and laptops and change the parts. Like a Ford Mustang or a Tractor. If it broke, you could fix it yourself. Then Apple stopped ANYBODY from seeing anything they made, and so after 15 years, Millennials and GenZs lost the skill to repair their technology themselves. (sad face emoji).
In 1998, IPSOFACTO sold millions of dollars of hardware and millions more in service. But evil Apple and evil Microsoft wanted that money. MS Azure killed half our revenue and zitty faced Apple gurus (who know nothing about business Workflow models) damaged businesses with a smile.
What is the future of IT Services
Companies grow and have fleets of IT laptops, computers and phones. All this technology needs to work, so that that employees can produce, and not sit around waiting for their technology to allow them to produce.
IT Services: SECURITY
In 2020, our Legal Courts are FULL of Technology lawsuits. All over the country, companies are suing other companies for stealing their IP (intellectual property). And IT companies like IPSOFACTO protect company IP…We can tell who’s stealing it, and where it went. Sadly, companies are a little slow to protect their special sauce (code and proprietary technology). Companies need to spend a little money on building fences. I didn’t say Fort Knoxes, I said fences. Hackers, saboteurs, and thieves. Ransomware and Bitcoin Blackmail. It’s happening everywhere now.
IT Services: TURNOVER
Also, while this economy is hot, the beleaguered Millennial can work anywhere. (wait until there’s a recession. You’ll hold onto your job with your dying breath). As a result of high Turnover, OnBoarding and OffBoarding is a crucial and complicated necessity for all firms.
That’s it for IT. Security (100s of complex configurations) and Turnover (100s of complex configurations)
I LOVE Millennials! They are my favorite generation. Every weekend in Duboce Park, they flaunt their near-perfect bodies in the sun play lots of park games (using small trampolines) and cornhole, while drinking only 1 extremely fancy beer, and talk about a clean, green planet and an end to single-use plastics. When I was their age, we got drunk behind the supermarket and had sex in cars (or behind the dumpsters at the supermarket). Ronald Reagan was president. The worst pig ever.
So, go Millennials. Demand a green and clean planet. Stop using plastic Band-Aids (gross). Bring your own bags. Carpool. Turn down the heat and wear cashmere or merino pajamas. Stop wearing polyester and nylon clothes (gross). Eat less beef. Take shorter showers. Keep using your Iphone6 until it breaks permanently. Learn how to build your own computer or phone. Use solar and water panels. Become independent. Build companies that will last and use technology in intelligent ways. Call IPSOFACTO to protect your IP and to manage your technology.
IPSOFACTO (415)362-2922 or visit https://ipsofacto.net