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A painful lack of IT security jobs

A painful lack of IT security jobs

We can blame it all on this dastardly economy, but even in good periods, qualified individuals find it difficult to...

October 16th, 2009 Anonymous
Five IT layoff survival lessons

Five IT layoff survival lessons

 Sitting on the plane coming back home to the U.S. from our head office in Europe, I had a good...

July 16th, 2009 Anonymous
Why it’s worth taking risks

Why it’s worth taking risks

COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLESAN FRANCISCO - Almost 20 years ago, I signed on as director of inventory management and operational...

April 23rd, 2007 Anonymous
How I started my IT career

How I started my IT career

COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLESAN FRANCISCO - I've worked in IT for so long that whole segments of my career tend...

March 25th, 2007 Anonymous
How I became the IT boss by accident

How I became the IT boss by accident

Back in the mid-'80s, I was the No. 2 guy in a small tech-support and implementation group, working out of...

November 13th, 2006 Anonymous
Development project was a

Development project was a

Earlier in my career, I led a project we came to call the March to Hell. We landed a contract...

May 25th, 2006 Anonymous
How to get rewarded for overt incompetence

How to get rewarded for overt incompetence

Several years ago I found myself working at a manufacturing company where, after years of neglect, the apps that ran...

February 16th, 2006 Anonymous
The best defence is a firing offence

The best defence is a firing offence

I've learned two important rules since becoming a CSO. One: You can't argue with a technology expert. And two: You've...

December 8th, 2002 Anonymous
Another blow for e-commerce

Another blow for e-commerce

A Happy New Year to you! If you were one of the 40,000 dot-compensated workers who lost their jobs in...

January 25th, 2001 Anonymous