Interesting Question on Slashdot.
I am in the somewhat unique position of being a technology worker, who lives
outside of the IT department in my company (a very large organization in the
US). By far, the biggest challenge I face is getting anything done due to the
bureaucracy that exists, within IT. There are certain tasks (i.e. anything
that happens in the data centers) that I don't have the access to do. Even a
simple task, like installing more memory in a non-production server, can take
nine months and massive mountains of paperwork (no exaggeration),.....