An interesting line from a recent article in Computerworld. Seems the passion within IT of truly engaged professionals has fallen from a high in 2007 of 12% to only 4% in 2009.
Without a doubt it’s been a difficult couple of years – the pressure to keep doing more with less and less takes a toll. I personally can’t remember a conversion in the last few years that didn’t primarily revolve around cutting cost. And we’ve amassed quite the pile of half completed/tabled projects over the years.
I’d also add that technology these days is a bit disjointed – HA! Few things seem to work out of the proverbial box and interacting with manufactures support; well most would rather have a root canal. Technology has always been a bit like putting a puzzle together without a picture, but these days not only is there no picture, it seems someone tossed in a bunch of extra pieces (from another puzzle) just to make it more fun.
ComputerWorld’s article does a good job of describing the situation. However, the question remains, what can be done about it?