Yesterday was my last day at Okta
July 9, 2015
As many of my friends and colleagues know, yesterday was my last day at Okta. It’s been a wild ride; it’s been a fun ride and now it’s time to close that chapter of my life. Any departure from a company one has been at for a decent amount of time is bittersweet. Even if you’re not happy at work or “hate that guy”, there’s always a flip side: the successes, the hijinx, and good times. Those high points are what you’ll remember for the longest. The workaholic in me is looking forward to getting a good vacation in for the first time in 3 years. The pragmatist in me is looking forward to getting some of the procrastinated chores around the house done. The sentimentalist in me is sad that I won’t get to see my coworkers on a daily basis; my coworkers that after three years, I call friends. All good things must come to an end, and this is my epilogue.
IT is not a service organization
April 21, 2015
I’m going to shock and possibly offend you (for certain values of “you”): IT is not a service organization. Wait, the title of the page already says that. Oops. In the olden days, IT may have been “just” a service organization, but that hasn’t been true for a long time (even before I got involved in IT over 10 years ago). What is IT? IT is your company’s secret weapon. IT is the resource everyone overlooks. The IT Department is your strongest Business Partner.