Those seeking jobs during a pandemic are already struggling for opportunities. It doesn’t help when interviewers ask questions but have something else in mind. Here’s how you can respond to this common curveball.
REVIEW PROMOTION The database is the heart of any major application. Keeping the database healthy is essential, and a good monitoring tool can more than pay for itself. SolarWinds® Database Performance Monitor (DPM) is that tool for your open-source and NoSQL databases.
These are the tools I depend on, both when establishing a new SQL Server or encountering one in the wild.
It is not uncommon for strong technical folk to find themselves accidentally become a manager. Here is my guidance for those in this position.
Hays has interviewed 243 IT leaders through Australia and New Zealand to determine what is in the DNA of the person with the top IT job.
Unsolicited sales calls are a blight on the CIO's time. Yet, any enterprise is itself going to be sales-oriented. Is there a middle ground?
"Why won't the help desk just help us?" says many an office worker about their internal IT support. Yet, IT is similarly lamenting, "Why can't the user just log a ticket properly?". Never before has "help us help you" seemed so strained. Let me break away the tension and reveal just what your IT department wish you knew about logging a support request.
You may not have considered it, but much of IT - from ad-hoc help-desk support to large-scale projects - follows a similar value chain. Understanding your value chain is a first step to enhancing your own productivity and performance.
A few weeks ago I spruiked the many reasons why IT must keep its company address book in top shape, as a single source of truth for many purposes. Today I'll bring the how, with several automated tools to do the job.
Social media is an ever-increasing buzzword in the business world of today, and while some may consider it mollycoddling to generation Y, it is becoming apparent to CIOs and IT leaders that 'none' is no longer an acceptable answer to the question 'What is your social media strategy?'
Chances are your company has begun work on budgets and strategy for the next financial year. Although IT is largely ethereal, although many execs do not understand it and although the world of technology is fast changing, you can be a world-class CIO that uses this process to articulate a clear strategy.
Information Technology is often denigrated as being an expensive cost. If so, something is wrong, both inside the IT camp and within the wider company. A new outlook on modern business is required.
Is your GAL, AD or LDAP address book fully populated? Does it contain position titles, street addresses, phone, fax and mobile numbers? If not, you fail one of my yardsticks for a quality systems administrator and you are missing out on recognition from your executive management. Here is why.
As an IT leader, like any manager, you are only as good as your employees. Whether you have inherited a team, are in the middle of hiring or are trying to justify creating a new role I can teach you how to determine the skills you need.
As a result of increased demand for Unified Communications and an emphasis on UC within organisations' IT strategies, C2C Analysis, an impartial UC consultancy group, is holding the first ever UC Industry Day at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club on May 31.
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