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Stupid Corporate IT Departments

Oh the joys of corporate IT departments.

Instead of doing things that that offer little to no additional value to the company such as:

  • Blocking iCloud, Evernote, Dropbox and Google Drive (among others) on phones when there are many other ways to share information outside of these services
  • Blocking iOS v8 ‘swipe’ style keyboards in some apps but not others
  • Blocking use of fingerprint sensors to unlock phones but allowing it’s use in apps once the phone is unlocked
  • Blocking sites like pushbullet that offer a nice service to quickly get information between desktop and phone

Why don’t these departments do useful things:

  • Roll out quickly the latest collaboration tools and software?
  • Invest and keep investing on making everything faster and easier – Faster = $$!!
  • Look at what startups are using for tools and consider integrating – See previous point
  • Stop trying to develop in house tools and buy the latest/best/best practices!!!!!
  • There is a thing called the cloud. It offers great advantages. GET WITH THE TIMES AND $#(@)$*#)(@ USE IT.
  • Did I mention -> STOP ROLLING OUT SHIT TOOLS AND MAKE EVERYTHING FASTER > AND REPEAT!!!!!!

OK, enough said.

About Brett Stark

Aussie in Chicago. Husband. Dad. Software Engineer. Tech, Coding, Space, Wine, Travel, Reading are my Things. Thinker. Futuristic. Technology for Change. Find me on twitter at twitter.com/brettstark.

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