How Not to Get Ahead in IT

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How Not to Get Ahead in IT

written by Deb Donston; illustrated by Brian Moore

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How Not to Get Ahead in IT - No News Is Good News

Don't keep abreast of technology news and involved with product forums. If there's something you need to be concerned with, you'll find out about it soon enough.

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How Not to Get Ahead in IT - Is This a System?

Don't explore alternatives (especially cheaper and open-source alternatives) to the technology systems your company is already using.

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How Not to Get Ahead in IT - New Toys, Oh Boy

Don't work with business managers to ensure that the technology you are acquiring for your company is aligned with business needs.

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How Not to Get Ahead in IT - Mission: Critical

In fact, don't take the time to really understand the core needs of your company and industry at all.

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How Not to Get Ahead in IT - Everything\s Under Control

Don't worry about those pesky regulatory requirements and keeping systems in compliance. This too shall pass.

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How Not to Get Ahead in IT - Information Wants to Be Free

Don't apply the safeguards that would prevent sensitive data from being transferred to mobile devices that can be easily lost or stolen. And, for goodness sake, don't encrypt sensitive data that must reside on mobile devices that can be easily lost or stolen.

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How Not to Get Ahead in IT - Don\t Worry, It Always Does That

If there is a computer breach, keep it hush-hush. (There's a good chance no one will find out.)

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How Not to Get Ahead in IT - All Systems ... Uh ... Go

Do ignore patches--especially the ones labeled "critical."

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How Not to Get Ahead in IT - Teach the Users Well

Do ignore end user training. (Instead, laugh with your IT buddies about how stupid the users are.)

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How Not to Get Ahead in IT - Keep a Grasp on the Situation

Don't regularly monitor systems so that you know what good and bad behavior entail.

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How Not to Get Ahead in IT - A Bright Future

Think only about the current needs of your company. Don't worry about what might be coming down the line in 5 years.

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