The cold war with IT

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

Reasons I love being self-employed #7:

For reasons we don’t fully understand, IT Vs the rest of the company is a bitter cold war of control. The only way to work in a modern office is to bring your own laptop & 3G dongle in.

Note: Never tell the IT department that you’re doing this, as they’ll find a way of stopping you. Probably by telling security that you’re a terrorist.

Every time I sit on a morning train into London, and watch someone miserably poking at a giant, back-breaking black laptop plastered with “PROPERTY OF IT” stickers, I thank my lucky stars I have the skills and knowledge to work as I do…

There are 15 more very, very accurate observations about corporate IT where that came from.

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Adam is a lecturer, trainer and writer. He's been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 30. He lectures on audience strategy and engagement at City, University of London.