A Corporate IT tragedy in five limericks
They tell me my job’s on the line
They say it’s for real this time.
The bosses, they say,
“It’s going away,
it’s heading for sunnier climes.”
This time they’ve gone really far.
I reckon they’ve been reading Carr.
Who tells us that IT,
is a mere utility.
Strategic it isn’t, oh darn!
Consequences of centralization –
servers in another nation.
Miles from here;
too far, we fear.
And what of the implications?
Every little bit and byte
traverses a long and thin pipe.
All the way to our users
who’ve become snoozers,
waiting for docs from last night.
Perhaps the circle will turn,
but not before users get burned
by rotten support –
they’ll see it’s a rort.
Then bring the whole darn thing back home.