What Happens When You Apply Tech Band-Aids

Most tech environments have tech band-aids.

Tech band-aids are short cuts or workarounds the exist in a tech environment.

Tech band-aids can exist for many reasons.

Sometimes they’re warranted.

Meaning that a work around is required to keep things working.

This could be due to a vendor deficiency or a process that’s specific to a certain environment.

These types of tech band-aids while not ideal are just a part of life.

You apply the band-aid with the hopes that someday it can be removed.

Enter the bad tech band-aids.

Bad tech band-aids are applied by lazy or inexperienced technical people.

Sometimes theses band-aids can be really bad.

As I work with new clients I often find a band-aid or two that make you go huh?

The worst part is that these band-aids are usually undocumented.

Meaning some tech guy did something one day to something work and then moved on without documenting the band-aid.

They’re problems waiting to be found.

Usually at inopportune times.

The sad thing is that your tech environment may have some bad tech band-aids.

They’re just waiting to surface when you least expect them.

Know your tech.

It’s important to know what your environment shortcomings are.

We all have them.

Things happen.

It’s just important to have them documented.

So when the time comes and something goes horribly wrong.

You’re not sitting there frustrated while someone sorts through the technical mess that is your tech environment.

Getting things set up properly helps to reduce the need or reliance on tech band-aids.

Do something about it.

My advice would be.

Get your tech set up properly.

Then if absolutely needed.

Apply tech band-aids sparingly.

And last but not least.

When you apply a tech band-aid.

Document it.