Once there was a queen in a castle in Wisconsin. She had brave armies of stout young health IT soldiers at her disposal, and for a time, her armies handled all the engagements her health IT fiefdom encountered in with relative ease.
Far and wide, people heard of her Epic deeds, and all wanted to partake in the tools of her empire. But lo, it grew, Queen Faulkner’s armies no longer sufficed, and her servants trained IT mercenaries to handle the constant demands her kingdom faced.
Over time, so many were her supplicants that the Queen’s good men and women scarce could do the work they set out to do. However, the Queen was loath to train more mercenaries for, she reasoned, “at some point they could control my kingdom, and that must not be!”
So the Queen wrought a strategem — a compromise she thought might satisfy the demands outside her realm. She made herself sure that candidates for certification would need to pass nearly through the head of a needle to win the honor of engaging in Epic battles.
And thus, the Queen gave control to her IT mercenaries, but not enough to let them come together and rebel against her realm.
But in her desire for control, Queen Faulkner had left herself open to other discontents. The hospital monarchs who sought her tools and protection began to demand more soldiers and armament, and engagements began to become free-for-alls.
Yet, as per her design, the certified mercenary companies were, alas, far too small to meet the needs of full-scale engagements. And the Queen’s own troops were neck-deep in IT code and infrastructure, unable to come to the aide of their fellow Epic soldiers.
Woe to the Epic Queen. Her engagements, yea, they will continue, but will hospital monarchs continue to seek her aid? Perhaps they need to consider that even great empires have limits…