5 Reasons Why Your IT Pro Isn’t So Different from James Bond

by Katelyn de Diego

The name is “IT pro . . . Your IT pro.”

This week, the latest James Bond thriller hits the theaters, promising action, adrenaline, and acumen. That got us thinking about what impressive stunts 007 will show off this time around.

Bond is known for his competence, the ability to work well under pressure, and of course his arsenal of the latest tech gadgets. These tough traits and tech tricks have relieved him from many a boondoggle.

From keeping calm and strategizing his survival technique while falling parachute-less from a plane in Moonraker to skiing down a mountain on just one ski while firing a machine gun in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, James Bond is a master of strategy, troubleshooting and advanced technology ‒ much like your IT guy or gal.

In fact, strip off the short-sleeve button-down shirt and cell phone carrier case from his belt loop, and hand him a suit and sunglasses, and you might not be able to tell the difference.

Which brings us to . . .

5 Reasons Why Your IT Pro Isn’t So Different from James Bond

They’re international agents. James Bond is prepared to travel the world over to protect your freedom, just like your IT guy or gal, who, with the right tools like remote support, is able to solve your network problems from the beach in the Bahamas or anywhere else that suits them.

Their technology tools fit in the palm of their hand. In Skyfall, James Bond uses a gun that is programmed only to fire when in contact with his unique palm print. And your IT pro? They’ve got remote access to their computer and yours from a tablet or smartphone using a unique pin number.

Hero is their name; protection is their game. James Bond wants nothing more than to save the world from terrorists, preferably while entertaining a beautiful woman and driving a ridiculously cool car. Your IT pro might love a fancy car and a pretty face too, but they’ll settle for encrypted networks and passwords with symbols substituted for letters.

They love a good challenge. Look closely and you’ll see the same look on James Bond’s face when he pulls off the mission that your IT pro gets when they secure your connection to the network just in time for your presentation to start.

They rely on innovation. James Bond doesn’t need superpowers, and neither does your IT pro. Instead they pair their intellect with a powerful array of technology tools that proves their reputation for fastidious and heroic work.

How does your IT pro remind you of James Bond or Jane Bond?

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12 thoughts on “5 Reasons Why Your IT Pro Isn’t So Different from James Bond

  1. As much as I’d like to think of myself as the suave and respected Bond who always gets the girl, I think that we IT Pros may be more like Q.

    My Five Reasons Why an IT Pro is More Like Q than 007:
    1) We almost never get out of the lab.
    2) We seldom benefit from our own “genius” as much as our customers do.
    3) Our customers are seldom impressed nor do they express gratitude.
    4) Our customers frequently break our “stuff.”
    5) We never get a share of the glory despite providing the critical tools necessary to save the day.

    Of course, it’s not all bad. We also don’t get shot at (yelled at, maybe…), thrown out of airplanes (under the bus, maybe…), or held hostage (except for the regularly scheduled after-hours outage.) Wait, maybe it is all bad.

    Hmm… Maybe we should try “Top 5 Reasons Why Your IT Pro Isn’t So Different from Rodney Dangerfield”…

  2. Well it would be your microsized video camera fitted in the lapel of bond’s buttoned down collar that would record and transmit Bond’s escapedes with the Bond girl!

  3. Hmmm, how’s about having the IT Pro loving a fancy car and a “pretty face” too instead of a “boyfriend”…would have been a better way to state it…don’t leave us Jane Bonds out!

  4. A real spy/IT Pro knows that “passwords with symbols substituted for letters.” are older than Rodger Moore. “My password is 007 characters long.” is much harder for the Chinese spy program to crack than any “P4S5w0rD”

    Entertaining article none the less, thanks for the smile

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