IT sweatshop pays the price for budget cuts

June 20, 2012
When the IT director hatches a plan to reduce costs, the consequences spread far beyond the tech support staff
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Contagion! How not to stop a computer virus

June 13, 2012
One user's overactive imagination spawns creative theories on how computer viruses are spread
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Class project: Crash the federal data center

June 06, 2012
Disaster turns into discovery as one techie's homework assignment wreaks havoc on a government mainframe
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Phantom phone line stymies network sleuth

May 30, 2012
Faulty phone setup leads tech pro into maze of state and federal regulations -- and confirms the importance of small details
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Server smackdown: A networking newbie steps up

May 23, 2012
IT rookie performs disaster recovery with servers in the hosting facility, then with his career in the CEO's office after a tense all-nighter
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A CEO's sins catch up with him

May 09, 2012
Cronyism, absenteeism, lack of communication, abuse of company funds -- the new CEO gets away with them for too long
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Unassuming IT hero saves the day

May 02, 2012
The techie's superpowers: Common sense, a clear mind, and the ability to read the fine print overlooked by everyone else
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Three months under a clueless, overbearing boss

April 25, 2012
A tech pro lands a new job that involves working for a difficult person in a company that will not deal with personnel problems
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Trust me, I'm a consultant

April 18, 2012
That tech expert you hired to advise you on your data center upgrade may have your best interests in mind after all
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The IT department doomed by a disdainful boss

April 11, 2012
As an inept boss robs employees of their input and their credit, the product they're charged with struggles toward completion
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