I don't view IT as an epithet I view it as a specific skillset that we don't need full time in house. IT is about being an expert at OS, Network and Database management. If we want to deploy openstack, we call our contract IT company. If our fileserver goes down, we call IT. If we are seeing a performance bottleneck in our network we call IT.
Everybody else though is focused on a completely different task, making great visual effects. To do that we write tools to assist artists, streamline workflow and automate time consuming tasks.
Are you even aware that there are businesses outside of hi-tech industries, or business functions that are not obviously hi-tech?
No, you're not classic IT, but you're not far from it either.
Who deals with ediscovery software, your legal or generic OS/networking IT?
Payroll software, is that your HR or OS/networking IT?
ERP, accounting, marketing, sales, business intelligence, customer support, etc.
Are all those teams equally equipped with tech-ninjas or has every facet of the company that doesn't deal with making visual effects been outsourced too?
How is your company NOT full of technical consultants and contractors?
What about other businesses, logistics, fraud, risk, billing, patient records, photography, blah blah blah blah... these are not all on the same page in the technical spectrum.
Fucking developers, I swear. The fact you even know what Linux is makes you such an outlier and you don't even know it.
Technology benefits more than just companies that "make great visual effects" ... I should have just said that and saved a lot of typing.
The problem is even if more business leaders understood technology, the solutions are just awful.