back to article You - vendor. Pin your ears back, I've got some things to tell you

The problem with many discussions in IT is that they rapidly descend into ones that look and feel like religious debate; whereas reality is much more complex and the good IT specialist will develop their own syncretic religion and pinch bits that work from everywhere. One of the things that many of us working in Enterprise IT …

  1. Trevor_Pott Gold badge


    1. Anonymous Coward

      Hmmm, . Pott, kettle; kettle, Pott.

      Our lives are heterogeneous, especially if we support more than one client or department. I can't speak for anyone else, but anecdotally over on Slashdot the standardized home labs would have met anyone's diversity requirements. As would mine.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    As a developer in the public sector I can tell you the cloud is a dirty word where I work. We had a few racks in a data centre a ten minute walk away and it's being brought in house. All of our development tools are open source and on the server side it's open source if we can and if something has to be paid for there's three layers of management at least to convince. Vendors have an uphill battle to even get us to take a call and we aren't allowed to take part in the tender process beyond setting specs.

  3. ecofeco Silver badge


    "We don't need no stinking standards! Who do you think you are gringo?"

  4. Mk4

    Hmmmm - vendors listening to the customer.

    It's a novel concept. Not sure your average vendor is going to understand.

    The rash of "new technologies" coming from companies small and large in the last year leaves me wondering if anyone in these companies acutally remembers why they are making this stuff in the first place.

    I'm sure everyone has a jolly good time making new things and sales drones get all excited and dribble on themselves thinking about the bonuses they are going to get selling them. But in the end, we have to actually use this stuff to support real-world workloads and no vendor is making my life any easier.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    oi, customer!

    Don't say how much you want to "partner" and how important it is that "all the technical requirements are fulfilled" and then just buy whatever has the lowest sticker price or the non-functioning junk from the guy your CIO played golf with on the weekend.

    See? it can go both ways...

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