No They Did Not – IT Rant

IT manager says training such as OS server training is not necessary as technology can be self taught from reading online on an IT pro spare time.

I believe training is most important to any IT professionals, the IT industry is knowledge-driven, IT professionals often maintain multiple certifications, including advanced credentials. IT professionals must embrace an attitude of lifelong learning to keep up with changing (and new) concepts, skills, and technologies.

Certifications, along with their associated preparation activities, are a great way to sharpen existing skills and take them to the next level. They’re also a good way to learn new skills in areas where you may have only limited hands-on experience.

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No They Did Not – IT Rant

IT manager says it is ok not to purchase stand-by equipment for the DR site for the critical applications because a disaster is unlikely to strike.

Well it is a good thing this business hasn’t yet defined their applications RPO and RTO. It gives time for this company to purchase and install the necessary hardware for the recovery.

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No They Did Not – IT Rant

IT Manager says it is ok not to pursue (IT) best practices because he is not here to steer the business and awaits for the board to tell him to.

I thought an IT Manager was here to steer everything IT and how IT helps the business. I guess this is a case of “fear of change”.

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No They Did Not – IT Rant

IT Manager says 32 yet 64 GB of RAM for a VMware host is more than enough.

Yet this company have 12 hosts with an average of 10 VM per host where memory is the contention point.

Would would J. do?

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