your IT tales - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/17925 en Be careful what you wish for: The dream job that wasn't http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/be-careful-what-you-wish-the-dream-job-wasnt-240982?source=rss_your_it_tales <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/03FEsoa-hp_0.jpg" alt="Be careful what you wish for: The dream job that wasn't" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Have you ever thought you were going to get your dream job, then have it not come to pass? I did. At first I was disappointed.</p> your IT tales IT Jobs IT Management Development Environments IT Training IT Strategy Tech Support Web Development Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 240982 at http://www.infoworld.com Congrats on the new job! Please disregard all the red flags http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/congrats-the-new-job-please-disregard-all-the-red-flags-240567?source=rss_your_it_tales <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 175px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/fingers_pointed.jpg" alt="Congrats on the new job! Please disregard all the red flags" width="243" height="165" align="right" /> <br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Jutta Kuss</p></em></div> Application Development your IT tales IT Jobs IT Management IT Training Web Development Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 240567 at http://www.infoworld.com Order up! One fried motherboard with an extra server on the side http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/order-one-fried-motherboard-extra-server-the-side-239946?source=rss_your_it_tales <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/oops_error_key.jpg" alt="Order up! One fried motherboard with an extra server on the side" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Gunnar Pippel</p> your IT tales IT Jobs IT Management IT Training Desktop PCs Servers Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 239946 at http://www.infoworld.com The boss's vote of confidence turns the tide http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/the-bosss-vote-of-confidence-turns-the-tide-239069?source=rss_your_it_tales <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/like.jpg" alt="The boss's vote of confidence turns the tide" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Erikona</p></em></div> your IT tales IT Jobs Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 239069 at http://www.infoworld.com Sleazy salesman meets his match in IT truth tellers http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/sleazy-salesman-meets-his-match-in-it-truth-tellers-238631?source=rss_your_it_tales <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Salesman-Plasma-Screen_hp.jpg" alt="Sleazy salesman meets his match in IT truth tellers" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>I'm sure most of us have worked with someone desperately trying to prove their worth to the company and, in the process, making <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/information-technology-careers/it-inferno-the-nine-circles-it-hel</p> your IT tales IT Jobs IT Management IT Training Technology Consulting Tech Support Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 238631 at http://www.infoworld.com Phone foolery: Caught between a malcontent and a merger http://www.infoworld.com/t/tech-support/phone-foolery-caught-between-malcontent-and-merger-238181?source=rss_your_it_tales <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/24OPgripeline_hp.jpg" alt="Phone foolery: Caught between a malcontent and a merger" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>When was the last time you thought about your office's <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/phantom-phone-line-stymies-network-sleuth-194286">phone lines and Internet access</a>?</p> Networking your IT tales IT Jobs Tech Support VoIP Wide Area Networking Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 238181 at http://www.infoworld.com Shhh! Don't tell IT how we send documents around here http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/shhh-dont-tell-it-how-we-send-documents-around-here-237651?source=rss_your_it_tales <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/16TCdataleak_hp.jpg" alt="Shhh! Don't tell IT how we send documents around here" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Here's a good rule to go by: Don't ever <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/its-always-computing-101-in-tech-support-232023">underestimate users' tech experience</a>. your IT tales Database Administration IT Jobs IT Management IT Training Laptop PCs Network Management Network Storage Wed, 05 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 237651 at http://www.infoworld.com Meet Mr. Ivory Tower and the upside-down management chain http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/meet-mr-ivory-tower-and-the-upside-down-management-chain-236852?source=rss_your_it_tales <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/03FEsoa-hp_0.jpg" alt="Meet Mr.</div> your IT tales IT Jobs IT Management IT Strategy Applications Wed, 26 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 236852 at http://www.infoworld.com Backup? Documentation? We never needed it before http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/backup-documentation-we-never-needed-it-236592?source=rss_your_it_tales <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/puzzle.jpg" alt="Backup? Documentation? We never needed it before" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Data Center Storage your IT tales Backup and Recovery IT Jobs IT Management IT Training Hard Drives Data Center Wed, 19 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 236592 at http://www.infoworld.com Sorry about that virus -- I didn't want to bother you http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/sorry-about-virus-i-didnt-want-bother-you-236155?source=rss_your_it_tales <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/virus_alert_button_hp.jpg" alt="Sorry about that virus -- I didn't want to bother you" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Communication is, indeed, a two-way street. We in IT will try to be clear and explain things users need to know.</p> your IT tales IT Jobs IT Management IT Training Anti-virus Intrusion Detection Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 236155 at http://www.infoworld.com Plea to IT: Don't mess with my monitor http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/plea-it-dont-mess-my-monitor-235656?source=rss_your_it_tales <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/globe_laptops.jpg" alt="Plea to IT: Don't mess with my monitor" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> your IT tales IT Jobs IT Management IT Training Desktop PCs Tech Support Workstations Wed, 05 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 235656 at http://www.infoworld.com Book smart, security stupid: Rogue professors flunk Security 101 http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/book-smart-security-stupid-rogue-professors-flunk-security-101-235176?source=rss_your_it_tales <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/18OPsecadvise_hp.jpg" alt="Book smart, security stupid: Rogue professors flunk Security 101" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>If anyone wants to study human nature, they should tag along with IT pros for a few days. We see it all, the many shades of good and bad.</p> your IT tales Access Control IT Jobs IT Management IT Training Application Security Tech Support Identity Management Wed, 29 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 235176 at http://www.infoworld.com Abracadabra! Harry Potter, ghosts, and magic at the help desk http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/abracadabra-harry-potter-ghosts-and-magic-the-help-desk-234191?source=rss_your_it_tales <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/11TCseemore_hp.jpg" alt="Abracadabra!</div> your IT tales IT Jobs IT Management IT Training Tech Support Workstations Wed, 15 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 234191 at http://www.infoworld.com Steal this data: Volunteer spies in the night http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/steal-data-volunteer-spies-in-the-night-232783?source=rss_your_it_tales <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/laptop_spy.jpg" alt="Steal this data: Volunteer spies in the night" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p> </em></div><p>There I was, sneaking into a dark office with a flashlight and a backup disk. No, it wasn't a movie -- just one very surreal day at work.</p> your IT tales IT Jobs IT Management IT Training Wed, 18 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 232783 at http://www.infoworld.com Looking for bugs in all the wrong places http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/looking-bugs-in-all-the-wrong-places-232429?source=rss_your_it_tales <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/security_bug_hp.jpg" alt="Looking for bugs in all the wrong places" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Where there's smoke, there's fire, and where there's software, there must be bugs.</p> your IT tales IT Jobs IT Management IT Training Web Development Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 232429 at http://www.infoworld.com It's always Computing 101 in tech support http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/its-always-computing-101-in-tech-support-232023?source=rss_your_it_tales <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/oops_error_key.jpg" alt="It's always Computing 101 in tech support" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Gunnar Pippel</p></em></div> your IT tales IT Jobs IT Management IT Training Tech Support Wed, 04 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 232023 at http://www.infoworld.com 3 classic tales of help desk hilarity http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/3-classic-tales-of-help-desk-hilarity-231663?source=rss_your_it_tales <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 190px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/actor-faces.jpg" alt="3 classic tales of help desk hilarity" width="243" height="180" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> your IT tales IT Jobs IT Management IT Training Wed, 27 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 231663 at http://www.infoworld.com 3 stooges and a bozo make a mockery of the IT department http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/3-stooges-and-bozo-make-mockery-of-the-it-department-231206?source=rss_your_it_tales <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 172px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/headache.jpg" alt="3 stooges and a bozo make a mockery of the IT department" width="243" height="162" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> your IT tales IT Jobs Agile Development IT Management Development Environments IT Training Wed, 20 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 231206 at http://www.infoworld.com It's on -- cool heads meet fiery tempers in an IT turf war http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/its-cool-heads-meet-fiery-tempers-in-it-turf-war-230692?source=rss_your_it_tales <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/03FEsoa-hp_0.jpg" alt="It's on -- cool heads meet fiery tempers in an IT turf war" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>You know how some scenes stick with you?</p> Data Center Security your IT tales IT Jobs IT Management Data Security Identity Management Data Center Wed, 13 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 230692 at http://www.infoworld.com Button it! A tiny detail snags a system setup http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/button-it-tiny-detail-snags-system-setup-230255?source=rss_your_it_tales <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 172px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/oops-sign.jpg" alt="Button it! A tiny detail snags a system setup" width="243" height="162" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Andy Dean</p></em></div> your IT tales IT Jobs IT Management IT Training Computer Hardware Wed, 06 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 230255 at http://www.infoworld.com