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Hi,

I'm pretty sure that there are many dedicated Network/IT Managers in this group of highly skilled network gurus and I was wondering if you could answer a few simple questions for me? If you aren't a manager but have an answer I'd be delighted if you answered as well. smile.gif

1. What's the best thing about your job?
2. What's the worst thing about your job?
3. How do global trends affect your business?

Thanks in advance. +reps for answers
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1) Playing with new tech, getting that little kick when you solve a problem in a network and the continual learning of new stuff (there is always something to learn in the IT feild!)

2) Dealing with clients that drag there feet or continually provide wrong information, not enough time in the day to finsh all the tasks i need to!

3) People are taking information security more seriously now days which is good, also the want to move toward smart devices is starting to poke though into the business (eep)
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I'll just getinto #1

What I like about networking (and security) is that your job indirectly affects the entire company's productivity. It's a sense of self worth knowing that your job is responsible for keeping everybody else's job afloat. Take down a network at a fortune 500 office and they'll no longer be productive, thus non competitive. Unlike most other responsibilities, jobs in networking have that amount of importance to the entire company and it's satisfying to know that you're filling that need.

It's also just a wow factor that just never goes away. New technologies are continually coming out and just blowing the socks off what was available the previous year.

#2 dumb users and your IT Budget

#3 recent tend is going to the cloud. The office and work load is becoming more and more decentralized. Information is more readily accessible and Web based. A decentralized cloud based infrastructure isn't for everybody, but for some business models, Such as the one at my company, going to the cloud actually opens up A LOT of functionality that wasn't possible before
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1. This is kind of a tough one, but getting to play with hardware/software that I would not ordinarily have access to is really cool. I also love seeing a project/plan that I've designed come to fruition.

2. Dealing with belligerent and/or unappreciative clients or end users. This is usually backdropped by us having to figure out a solution to the problem that has them upset in the first place. It's not a good mix.

3. BYOD is an ongoing issue. Other stuff, like SDN, "cloud" this or that, and ipv6 are approached at our leisure.
    
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1. We are an integral part of the company. In some cases a switch or server breakdown means the core business breaks down. Being responsible for that keeps it challenging. Also I get to play with a lot of fancy network gear as well as sit down with engineers from different brands to keep updated with the latest technologies.

2. The lack of knowledge of upper management. The simplicity of thoughts when they say 'plugging in some new hardware', 'simply rolling out new software and hardware' or changing the infrastructure. Projects that take four, five or six months to finish should be doable in one or two months.

3. Out here in the Netherlands the trend within IT-operations (networking, servers, etc) have called for more specialists. All-round consultants are being replaced with professionals with specialized skills.
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