The middle east is a necessary evil right now, as so much of our economy is tied into it. Instability in that region translates to economical instability, and
When someone says technology is old and needs to be replaced because it's old does not truly understand technology. Age does not mean something needs to be replaced. Whether or not it gets the job done properly and efficiently is the point. It's a waste of resources to simply by something new. This joker does not understand that and is probably the reason why companies over spend on technology and then make drastic cut backs because they over spent.
That's true, but, it doesn't help that IT vendors are always pushing customers into new gear. These days, it seems servers and disk arrays reach End of Life sooner than need be. We've still got some old Dell servers that were EOL 8 years ago, and they're still kicking.. but fortunately, nothing critical. For the critical info, we're forced into tech renewal.
Everything today is some kind of a race; we need it now, move forward, keep up, get ahead etc...
Talent does what it can. Genius does what it must. You do what you get paid to do.