Three Musicians by Pablo Picasso (credit:

I’ve met an array (pun intended) of IT professionals and what’s really interesting is how eclectic we can all be.

It’s funny, a buddy of mine pointed out that we are like artist. We take a lot of creative freedom when it comes to making the solutions we provided. Are you a Microsoft workshop (SharePoint, SQL Server, Windows 10)? Or are you someone who utilizes all free software (WordPress, MySQL, Linux)? Some of us are really passionate about the brand of paint, paintbrushes, and canvas utilized to create art for our customers.

To send this conversation deeper, I think of the How I Met Your Mother (HIMYM) episode where a veterinarian by luck found Lily’s paintings. Dr. Greer discovered that it had a calming effect on the dogs being examined. How is this example relevant? Chances are, some of us IT professionals could be programming and providing solutions that seem useless but there might be a use for it in a different context. The challenge is matching the right art for the right customer. It didn’t matter what brand was used to create the art, Lily found her customer because of the end result.

Got something to add or challenge? Don’t be scared. Holler @ me.

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