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 Techie Hall of Shame

The Techie Hall of Shame

A SFGate story began this week with the all-too-familiar line--"A disgruntled computer engineer..." before going on to list the disgrace of the day, in this case virtually commandeering San Francisco's new multimillion-dollar computer network and hacking it to deny access to top administrators.

published July 16, 2008 by

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My Awesome IT Job: Chief architect, The Hive

My Awesome IT Job: Chief architect, The Hive

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's a new Friday feature at The IT Grind showcasing IT professionals that love their work.

published July 11, 2008 by

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Most employees are frustrated with IT

Most employees are frustrated with IT

If you ever get the feeling that employees do nothing but complain about the technology they use at work, you're not being paranoid. According to a new report, most workers are dissastified with their IT departments, disliking the slow speed of enterprise IT change.

published July 11, 2008 by

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IT pros: Choose a side

IT pros: Choose a side

In the constantly-shifting realm of IT benchmarks, here's another one: the IT department is going to split, says an analyst, and techies will have to choose a side.

published July 9, 2008 by

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"IT is boring," scoff students

"IT is boring," scoff students

Undergraduate students think IT work is repetitive and boring, and that they'd do better in other fields. Are they onto something, or has IT's PR crisis really gotten this bad?

published June 28, 2008 by

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Microsoft's geeks might miss Gates the most

Microsoft's geeks might miss Gates the most

One of the most disheartening things that can happen in any job is when the boss that inspired you, the one you loved to learn from and who made a grueling job more bearable leaves the building. It may be no different at Microsoft this week, as the "geeks" or the software people at Microsoft that were Bill Gates's biggest fan club mourn his departure.

published June 26, 2008 by

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