Deb Perelman

Deb Perelman is a journalist in New York City with a focus on tech and the daily grind. Previously she was a reporter for eWEEK, leading the magazine and Web site's coverage of the issue and trends that affect IT workers. </p>

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The steep price of good technology

The steep price of good technology

What was good for the Netflix customer -- a less buggy experience, courtesy of Microsoft's Silverlight -- was bad for the 50 technical specialists laid off when their services were no longer needed.

December 10, 2008 by in CXO

The most slacking-est time of the year

The most slacking-est time of the year

Is this what your office looks like from November to January?Statistically speaking, you're not doing any work today -- or so poll after poll out this time of year about "lost productivity hours" and "distracted workers" claims.

December 1, 2008 by in CXO

'The devil you know' keeps worried workers in place

'The devil you know' keeps worried workers in place

So, let's say that you're one of the lucky ones who slip out from under the economic downturn's merciless grip, and you get to keep your job. Aside from keeping your head down and by all means, not audibly cheering your good fortune, what do you do?

November 13, 2008 by in CXO

My Awesome IT Job: Enterprise Architect, IBM

My Awesome IT Job: Enterprise Architect, IBM

Hey, we all complain about work from time to time; we've all had lousy jobs. But before you call it a day and head off to the support group that meets at the bar, here are a few words from an IT pro that loves their work.

October 31, 2008 by in IBM

No rest for the weary techie

No rest for the weary techie

Does your workload make you want to do this?The state of the economy, and the job market that it is dragging down with it, may or may not have affected you yet.

October 24, 2008 by in CXO

Desperate times, desperate job hunting tactics

Desperate times, desperate job hunting tactics

In a recent post about tactics to help land a job in an uncertain economy I included a cartoon of a sorry-looking fellow wearing a "Will work for food" billboard as he paced the sidewalk and said it "hopefully wouldn't come to this". I was just joking, you know.

October 12, 2008 by in CXO

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