This is a post By Joe Flynn, Senior Manager, Technical Architecture at Insight. A huge part of technology, especially how it affects business, is an exercise in fear.

Remember when IT pros were reluctant to move basic Office 365 to the cloud? Or when it felt absurd to think about workers answering email on airplanes? Augmented reality in the workplace? Yeah, right.

Metaphorically, in that big ocean of a technological change, there’s an appeal for businesses to ride the waves. But doing so is hard, and each wave seems to be more daunting than the last.

Modern IT management is a big wave

The IT industry has been moving toward a more unified approach to IT management for some time now. Modern IT management is about consolidating tools that embrace cloud centricity and make life easier for IT — whether that’s with provisioning, patch management, pushing out applications and anything in between.