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Mike Eaton's Blog Information Technology is fantastic, absolutely essential, and largely responsible for this country's increase in productivity over the past decade or so. It's also broken. IT is overly complex, difficult to implement correctly, and expensive to maintain over its short lifespan. I was going to go so far as saying IT Sucks. But that didn’t sound professional. On the other hand, it’s not wrong either. Although one could fill a novel with what’s wrong with Information Technology, nobody would ever read that novel. So here is a brief overview of a few points we think are worth mentioning. Complexity – Each computer contains parts from thousands of manufacturers. We then install a typical Microsoft operating system with millions of configuration variables, and on top of that, we install dozens of applications, some well developed, ... (more)