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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Wired workers never catch a break

Wired workers never catch a break

The once-clear boundary between work and non-work hours has long since begun eroding, and those of you on your PDAs, right now, today, are very much the guinea pigs as to the long term effects.

published September 29, 2008 by

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The price of a pink slip

The price of a pink slip

It turns out, it costs less to sack a worker in the U.S. than it does almost anywhere else in the world. Suddenly, relocating Bolivia or Venezuela--places where workers cannot be fired at all--doesn't sound so bad.

published September 23, 2008 by

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It's all email's fault

It's all email's fault

Study after study calls email out as a productivity-killer, yet it isn't going anywhere. The only solution is to adopt techniques that keep it from taking your day off-course.

published September 12, 2008 by

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Whoops! Apparently, we haven't mastered email yet.

Whoops! Apparently, we haven't mastered email yet.

Email has been around in one format or another for nearly 50 years, but by the looks of recent news headlines, we might have another 50 to go before we master it. Here's what to do if you're the next one sending the right email to the wrong group of people.

published September 10, 2008 by

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My Awesome IT Job: Senior IT Manager, Cisco

My Awesome IT Job: Senior IT Manager, Cisco

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.

published September 4, 2008 by

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Revenge of the techies

Revenge of the techies

Stealing office supplies has never been so menacing. A new survey evidences all too well where the power can fall in enterprise IT relationships: into the hands of spiteful employees.

published September 3, 2008 by

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5 ways to unwire your holiday weekend

5 ways to unwire your holiday weekend

Some people don't mind staying connect to the office while they're on vacation--good for them. For everyone else, here are five tips that will make it easier for you to banish your Blackberry from the beach this weekend.

published August 25, 2008 by

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