September 24, 2004
A Real Live IT GeneralistHere's a link to my post that discusses the IT Generalist persona, from a blogger who really is a one-man IT department. He writes
I don't think the title IT Generalist is a good one for the person who works in accounting as their regular job, who also has to take care of the computers. I see myself as an IT Generalist, someone who's responsible not just for the desktops, but a server or two, database management, training, application support, maybe a little back-end website stuff, email, anti-virus, etc. IT Generalist is a full time job, one that does require being a "mile wide and an inch deep".
Yes, that's exactly right. I hope he was disagreeing with some of the commenters, not with me. An IT Generalist is a full-time job and does all the things he mentions.
Posted by AdamBa at September 24, 2004 10:12 PM
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Adam, sorry for my late reply, I've been out of town and away from a PC for the last 4 days. I was disagreeing with the commenters who talked about the people who aren't IT people and just get stuck with working with IT on the side, and calling them IT Generalists. I really enjoyed what you had to say, just had issue with using the title to describe that situation, as some of the commenters seemed to think that's who we were talking about.
Posted by: Mike McBride at September 29, 2004 08:06 AM