Archive for February, 2015

Moving to the cloud, IT Technicians going away?

February 11, 2015

So for the past few years we have heard over and over about how everyone is going to move to Microsoft and Amazon’s cloud making IT Technicians obsolete. That’s right, the world will no longer need any tech support. This was the craziest thing we had ever heard. However, it got us thinking, could IT Technicians be replaced like the MP3’s replaced CD’s and CD’s replaced cassette tapes? After further review, no way! People are so bombarded with everyday life and their job, they simply don’t have time to keep up with technology. While some things will continue to improve, like devices no longer having hard drives to replace, this doesn’t eliminate the need for a technical advisor.

We believe a shift will begin to occur for IT Technicians from the old hardware support role to more of an IT Business Advisor type role. In addition consumers will continue to need an IT Advisor as well since Security is becoming more and more of a concern.

Yes the next generation will be smarter and perhaps need less support, however, there will continue to be many people who simply do not have the time to setup and maintain their technology. Kind of like the Attorney who makes $250 per hour for his/her firm…saving $125 per hour to setup his/her technology…it doesn’t make good sense!

Due to security concerns and the poor support from the huge cloud providers, we recommend a hybrid cloud in most cases. The reason? Some things in the cloud make good sense and others do not. Your best choice is to contact us for a free review of your situation.


Brad Howerter
The I.T. Guys