I was living a happy life as the sole developer in a manufacturing company when, out of the blue, my boss the IT Manager decided to leave. I was semi-promoted to his position (sort of), but I'm having a very hard time getting into the role.
For starters, I never really much cared for the state of the network and infrastructure. I just immersed myself in a sea of code and database admin tasks. Now, I am responsible for both software projects and keeping a healthy infrastructure. On top of that, I have to attend support call 7x24x365, mostly when some dark, black-box application (not created here, but by some remote corporate department across the globe) does not do what it's expected.
It's just the IT/Infrastructure specialist, the new developer, and me. All critical support issues come through me.
Anyone with the same background? Could anyone provide some advice on how to better become involved and interested in the infrastructure side of things? Any advice on how to keep my sanity?