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12 Struggles Every IT Manager Will Understand

The role of the IT Manager is quickly evolving. It's time to start being seen as integral part of your business' strategy, rather than a financial gravity well!

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1. If the right staff exist, you haven’t found them yet.

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We have it on good authority that they don't actually exist, so don't worry and learn to love your colleagues.

2. No one recognises the vast tomes of technological wisdom nestled in your neurons.

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3. You get the blame when things go wrong…

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Someone installed a third-party ink cartridge without your say-so? Still your fault!

4. …and then get zero credit when things go right.

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Successful cloud migration or server refresh? That's the job you're supposed to be doing anyway!

5. This GIF is just a little too accurate:

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This one doesn't need a comment...

6. Ransomware is officially a thing.

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Eventually someone in your organisation is going to click something they probably shouldn’t…

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…and before you know it, you’re handing over a bunch of this.

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If only there was a simple way to get the message across that Nigerian princes and the daughters of Russian oligarchs are probably not reaching out to your admin team...

7. Your job sometimes feels like an endless series of thankless tasks.

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8. People keep talking to you about “the Cloud.”

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Just because you can record programs on Sky does not mean you know anything about cloud computing!

9. Your company has more silos than a wheat farm.

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Every department looks out for its own, and those silos don't go down without a fight.

10. Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes...

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IT is constantly evolving, and you’re expected to keep up while fighting fires left right and centre!

11. You’re usually left feeling undervalued and underappreciated…

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12. …when really, all most of us want is a little recognition!

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What other IT struggles can you think of? Like, Share, and Comment below.

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