What a great time to be an IT pro. I mean really, who has it better than us? On any given day there is so much going on, so much to learn, so much to improve, I do really enjoy my job(s). As I think about how to open this blog post, it occurs to me that I’ve had some great opportunities in my career. Sort of a “as one door closes, another one opens” sort of thing.
I have spent most of my career as an “email guy”. I started as a Banyan Vines administrator, moved through numerous evolutions of the email concept, and now I find myself at a place where email is being deemphasized. I don’t mean to say email is “done”. I don’t by into that nonsense that Yammer, Slack, Teams, Skype, or any other alternative collaboration platform is ever going to replace what email. Email provides a platform that none of those others can replace. They can add-on and improve the overall enterprise collaboration experience, but I don’t see replace an option that will ever happen.