Maybe our IT "Leaders" ought to read a book on introduction to computer science
Twenty years in IT, with some major Fortune 100s, and large federal agencies. Too many times I have seen IT leaders who are fully incompetatent or on the verge of imcompetence. Soon after they open their mouths one realizes they are in the dark on things IT, yet because of an MBA, or a polished appearance HR hires them. It's OK not to know everything; who can. But, to pretend is another thing. Then, because of their fear of being exposed they try all kinds of stunts, to manipulate those under them, put them down and generally act with crulity and stupidity. There is not enough room to list all the examples, but in one recent case my IT leader, took 5 minutes to explain to me what a DMZ is and where the acronym came from. Then, when I suggested we might be able to capture data returned from a query to a web site (may be a cludge, but if it were in XML maybe not so hard) but he replied that that was impossible because the content was 'cached.' Yes I said that is the point, cached locally on the browser's hosting PC. I was then admonished that I needed to learn my terms better and to be exact and clear when speaking tech. On another occassion, he, in front of about 5 people, proceed to sketch out a 3-tier Oracle architecutre and then proceeded to tell us it was very complicated and maybe hard for us to understand. I grasped all these things decades ago, but he and his boss are unable to relate to me and others they supervise as anything less than childeren who don't know anything, not withstanding than many of us have more experience than they. Oh well, my friend Roger's rule is, as long as the checks keep coming in, just go along, but definitely watch out innovating, as it might be too threatening to the pretenders. Many have these Master's degrees in IT management, but do not know a bit from a byte.
Am I too cynical, or just still working way beyond my pasture time?