The new techie dilemma MBA or JD?
I was reading a New York Times article on the recent Apple vs. Bloggers court battle, and it suddenly struck me how much of the tech news recently has involved the courts. Twenty-five years ago when I started out in IT, the techie
court cases were, well, almost non-existent.
OK. I'm sure tha...
Irish flute passion drives e-commerce spirit for Eaton techie
During the day, Dr. Mark Polczynski is the technology consultant to the vice president of engineering at Eaton Corporation. But on evenings and weekends, he's an entrepreneur.
Polczynski's two-person business, M and E Irish Flutes, is not a huge money maker. "My take out of this is very soft...
Women in Midwest IT Have to Fight, Work Harder
...gineering or information systems degree program, they've got guts, stamina and intestinal fortitude in spades. So next time you see one of your female techie
team members, why don't you ask her: "How are you doing? Anything I can do to help?" You might start a good conversation.
Send your job advice que...
You might work in a Midwest technology environment if...
... from the chaff you know, a true dyed-in-the-wool techie
environment from a plain-old technology-enabled wo...ur workplace is sounding more and more like a true techie
While this isnt good or bad, lets be hone...ee or more returns based on your archived posts to techie
list servs. Are the phrases thats random (expressi...
How to get through tech-sector networking events alive
...where. This is like interviewing your 2-year-old nephew: Whats your name? Whats your doggies name? Where is your nose?
Its not Garys fault. He is a techie
and doesnt know how to hold a conversation. (I didnt say there was a causal relationship there!) Still, you cant stand here quizzing him in return for...
Keep your tech employees happy
...in the request, it seems reasonable to ask any old techie
to pinch hit. I disagree.
In a tiny start-up, p...e management of the organization to keep life as a techie
from being a lifelong sentence to a nights-and-weekends chain gang.
As one Midwest techie
said to me: You cant live your life in burst mode....
How to tackle the divide between techies and non-techies at work
...n the barb-throwing path if you can help it. Just be patient as patient as you can be and guide the conversation toward a happier outcome:
Workmate: What do you mean you couldnt understand my memo? It was perfectly clear.
You: Isnt that interesting: how different two perspectives can...
Does your work add to the bottom line - and how do you know?
...rstand the value of building a healthy culture, inspiring a vision and lots of other wonderful, soft and change-agent goals (even in the most hardcore techie
Maybe these kinds of initiatives are even more critical in hyper-quant workplaces, but even in these cases, the person working on cu...
Living the sweet life... in IT?
...d power and attention. Like my friend, we're apt to not notice that informal side till things are way off the rails if then.
It's enough to drive a techie
nuts, all the curve balls and surprises that come out of that informal cloud. Just when you think you've got the requirements down, an exec develops a...
To find solid security candidates, look beyond tech certificates
...w about in most organizations: Security is not a techie
issue. It goes beyond knowing virus scans and fire...requirements and look at the disparity between the techie
skill sets needed and the policy and procedures ex...rson isnt going to be able to keep up with all the techie
I have seen the same dilemma at several...