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IT Complexity

Managing complexity is likely the single most daunting responsibility of Information Technology managers.  Without diligent design, planning, and oversight, the proliferation of server hardware, platforms, laptops, workstations, desktop operating systems, personal productivity software, office suites, data networks, voice networks, storage area networks, network attached storage, robotic backup libraries, administration tools, system monitoring, custom applications, messaging systems, wiring closets, data centers, firewalls, spam filters, antivirus, anti-malware, wikis, blogs, help desks, mobile devices, data warehouses, business intelligence, CRM, ERP, SaaS, web services, portals, intranets, extranets, racks, copper, fiber, whatever else the trade magazines tout as being the next big thing, and every other esoteric component that makes its way into the enterprise will create an impossibly complex mess of technology that requires every ounce of fortitude to manage effectively.