In the city of Austin, Texas every man, woman and child who is even remotely connected to the tech industry is abuzz about the prospect of having their job outsourced to a managed IT services Austin. It is not simply because they fear the loss of their job or the loss of a loved one’s job although that is definitely a presence. No, the buzz is more about the prospect of a societal paradigm shift. What was once familiar and stable has become unstable and unpredictable. There is a new normal (so to speak) and this new normal is unsettling to say the least.
I can say all the consoling and uplifting words I can think of regarding the attitudes that we must embrace change because change is the only constant. I can also spout forth platitudes about change being good because it helps us to grow and to learn. But if we are being honest with ourselves we must also ask ourselves what is the point of all this change. True we must embrace change because change is the reality of our existence. But does change necessarily have to be the reality of our existence? Must we accept the reality that our jobs have to be outsourced to a managed IT services Austin?
At present the answer to the question is, “yes.” That is, we must accept this reality because there is nothing we can do to make it otherwise. If the management of a company wants to save money by outsourcing its IT Department then the people who work in that IT Department are essentially powerless to do anything about it. But perhaps someday there will be a way to stop the clock or break the wheel or however one wishes to phrase it. On that day the lowly IT professional can go to work and punch the clock secure in the knowledge that their job will not be outsourced.