1How Not to Get Ahead in IT
written by Deb Donston; illustrated by Brian Moore
2How 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.
3How 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.
4How 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.
5How 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.
6How Not to Get Ahead in IT – Everythings Under Control
Don’t worry about those pesky regulatory requirements and keeping systems in compliance. This too shall pass.
7How 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.
8How Not to Get Ahead in IT – Dont 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.)
9How Not to Get Ahead in IT – All Systems … Uh … Go
Do ignore patches–especially the ones labeled “critical.”
10How 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.)
11How 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.
12How 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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