re: How Would You Build IT From Scratch?
You are absolutely
I have a job at a F-500 Company just because of that reason. Abnout 80% of the workers have been made contract. The company has cut to the bone.
I was hired because the Corporate I.T. cannot meet the needs of
the department. (One that you mentioned above) The poor response time, lack of knowledge of the environment drove the department managers nuts.
All the individual building support was laid off. The "Department" Got fed
up, and Hired "Yours Truly" (Contract) who set up a mini I.T. infrastructure,
building from the ground up a one man support system. Right along with installing our own server with 40TB of raid, populating a Sharepoint site to keep track of assets, projects, details on Wireless, everything.
Working with I.T. , not being under their control, I can move fast, act fast, forecast needs ahead of where they want to be. As long as I protect Corporate, follow certain guidelines, keep it secure, all is golden. I play in their sandbox without being strapped down. Productivity of the department rises, and Department managers control their own environment. I.T. has been gracious allowing me to use elevated rights to do my job. I save them a ton of calls a day- thus..the reason. They push for control, canGÇÖt get it. Eventually, if the industry changes, I might go aboard with them, but for now they get what they need without much from Corporate I.T.