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Signs you might not be IT management material

In theory, everyone wants to climb the corporate ladder. Yet in practice--as anyone who has ever had a lousy boss or manager can tell you--not everyone is actually cut out to be a manager. Here are eight telltale signs you're probably not cut out for the role of a manager.

July 30, 2008 by Deb Perelman


My Awesome IT Job: Researcher and manager, Microsoft

Desney Tan, researcher and manager at Microsoft, says the toughest technology lesson he has learned was that for the most part, people don't care about technology--they really just want to get things done, no matter how snazzy what you've created may be. Part of an ongoing series profiling Awesome IT Jobs.

July 25, 2008 by Deb Perelman


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.

July 16, 2008 by Deb Perelman


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.

July 11, 2008 by Deb Perelman

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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.

July 11, 2008 by Deb Perelman