My job is IT related as well, nothing wrong with carrying around an EDC laptop bag or even a simple drawstring bag like a Mochibag or OscarDelta Stealth Snatch Bag to stay light and fast. Use a modular approach and organize with sub-loads so you can find what you need quickly. I only carry/wear it when needed (usually in the city), otherwise it stays in the house/car/office. Leaving it behind has never been a problem for me... Bottom line, everyone's needs are different so if you don't mind carrying around all that stuff in your pockets all the time, more the power to you. My EDC philosophy is more of a minimalist + modular + layered approach so that the gear "disappears" and doesn't scream TACTICAL/EOTWAWKI.