Following A Trend Is Not Design


I met with a prospect yesterday.

Their former IT guy had decided that this business needed to move to the cloud.

That was it.

That was the grand design.

No understanding of client needs.

No understanding of the requirements.

Just that they needed to go to the cloud.

Don’t get me wrong…

I’m a big proponent of the cloud.

But that doesn’t mean moving your tech to the cloud will solve all of your problems.

Yes, following a trend is a safe bet.

Being a copycat when it comes to tech can be a safe bet as well.

But without the proper understanding.

Without a plan.

And without proper design.

Your tech is doomed.

Or at least won’t perform well.

In the good old days, there was a saying in enterprise IT

You won’t get fired for buying Cisco.

It’s was an industry phrase as well.

So much so that even the Cisco sales reps used it.

And you know what?

It worked.

Cisco sold a lot of Cisco gear.

But here’s the thing.

Many of the implementations I walked into were terrible.

Equipment was misconfigured or just plain not configured.

Some of it even had to be ripped out and replaced in the environments I supported.

The point of all this is.

Going with the trend is not design.

And without a proper design and plan for your tech environment, you’ll likely end up in a not so good place.

So back to the prospect

I spent some time educating them on proper design and structure.

And they appreciated the guidance.

Helping businesses get back on the path is important.

Helping businesses get their tech right.

Well, that’s what I do.

Happy designing.