Readers hand down more IT Commandments

Summary:Last month, ZDNet bloggers delivered 15 IT Commandments that technology executives couldn't afford to ignore. Readers were quick to propose a few additional IT rules -- rules which may or may not be worth carving into stone.

Last month, ZDNet bloggers delivered 15 IT Commandments that technology executives couldn't afford to ignore. Readers were quick to propose a few additional IT rules -- rules which may or may not be worth carving into stone. Here, in no particular order, are ZDNet readers' IT Commandments...

  1. Thou shalt not Gerrymander or Balkanize
  2. Thou shalt collaborate
  3. Thou shalt not make changes on Friday
  4. Thou shalt not buy equipment based upon price alone
  5. Thou shalt not write down thine passwords
  6. Thou shalt not allow users to click on links in email messages
  7. Thou shalt not entrust critical systems to only one or two employees
  8. Thy shalt test thy backups
  9. Thou shalt not assume to know everything
  10. Thou shalt not ignore software updates
  11. Thou shalt turn off your HTTP
  12. Thou shalt wait before following the latest IT fad

Topics: Tech Industry

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David Grober has worked a variety of editorial roles in the technology media since 1982, when he joined the copy desk at IDG's Computer Business News. He served as managing editor for PC Week (now eWeek) and, later, Digital News. David made the leap from print to online publishing in 1994, when he joined Ziff-Net's Software Library. Sinc... Full Bio

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