Articles By Dan Tynan

How to land a hot job in big data

How to land a hot job in big data

SAN FRANCISCO - Big data is reshaping business IT. Thanks to cheap storage, massive processing power, and tools like Hadoop,...

March 19th, 2012 Dan Tynan
12 ways to become an indispensible IT pro

12 ways to become an indispensible IT pro

How do you keep your job -- or get a better one -- in an era when hiring is in...

January 18th, 2012 Dan Tynan
5 hot tech projects to boost your IT career

5 hot tech projects to boost your IT career

Too many projects, too little time: That's the sad lament of many IT professionals who must constantly balance the needs...

November 10th, 2011 Dan Tynan
IT inferno: The nine circles of IT hell

IT inferno: The nine circles of IT hell

Spend enough time in the tech industry, and you'll eventually find yourself in IT hell -- one not unlike the...

October 3rd, 2011 Dan Tynan
7 IT superheroes — and their fatal flaws

7 IT superheroes — and their fatal flaws

IT superheroes can't fly -- at least, not without an airplane. They don't possess X-ray vision or super strength. They...

September 15th, 2011 Dan Tynan
IT admins gone wild: Four rogues to watch out for

IT admins gone wild: Four rogues to watch out for

You can't survive without them. They wield enormous power over your systems, networks, and data -- the very lifeblood of...

July 5th, 2011 Dan Tynan
Dirty IT jobs: Partners in slime

Dirty IT jobs: Partners in slime

 You think your job is bad? You ain't seen nothing until you've had to pick moldy food and cockroaches out...

May 12th, 2011 Dan Tynan
IT turf wars: The most common feuds in tech

IT turf wars: The most common feuds in tech

IT pros do battle every day -- with cyber attackers, stubborn hardware, buggy software, clueless users, and the endless demands...

February 23rd, 2011 Dan Tynan
IT’s biggest money wasters

IT’s biggest money wasters

Even in these lean times, where tech budgets are trimmed to the bone, money gets wasted. Companies routinely overspend on...

November 9th, 2010 Dan Tynan
How to tame the social network at work

How to tame the social network at work

They're a productivity sink and a bandwidth suck. They're a vector for malware and a gift for corporate spies. They're...

October 18th, 2010 Dan Tynan