It was a little over a year ago, that I sat back in my theoretical chair at my cushy enterprise job and started thinking about what was next. There was a good amount of change and velocity in the role that kept me satisfied for the past six years, but there was also a growing…
Companies don’t care about you. It’s up to you have a plan B for your career if plan A goes off the rails.
The money’s good. Most everything else isn’t. How much more are you willing to take at this job?
Here’s 8 tips for creating useful IT process documentation so you can actually take a vacation now and then.
When you have a goal in mind, sometimes work/life balance has to take a back seat to all-consuming effort.
Getting a feature request implemented by your vendor can be a long and painful process. In this post we will take a look at some of the reasons feature request processes take so long and what a customer can do to avoid some of the pain and suffering.
I’m sure you’ve all come across the phrase “standing on the shoulders of giants”. Whilst it’s easy to remember or glibly repeat, it’s also easy to forget or ignore the serious message being delivered by those words. To me, the meaning is legion; something as close and personal as my parent’s care (well, of one…
I once watched a boss tell a subordinate to keep an eye on new technologies so he could envision what the network would look like in a year. He told another to think 3 years out. It’s good advice. We work in tech, things change rapidly and with the right attitude and priorities any one…
Jeffrey writes… I just finished listening to the Datanauts podcast 118. I really like the content you guys produce even when I feel like the guests are telling me that my skills are/should be obsolete. (I really think his (Peyton’s) ideas contained a lot of wishful thinking.) With that being said, I don’t know what…
Where are you focusing your professional development efforts in IT? Here’s how Human Infrastructure readers answered.
Even though you’re working, you still might be procrastinating.
Do you struggle to balance work and life? Here’s how Human Infrastructure Magazine readers responded to our latest survey.
Contextless network requests, stupid network tricks, and the pressures of time. Why do they exist, and what can be done about them?
Visualize something with me fellow Pushers. You log into whichever of your myriad free email accounts you’ve shunted job board traffic to, and, to your shock and delight, you have four emails from various recruiters for jobs in your niche! Dutifully, you open each and read the list of job requirements, reminding yourself as you…
How many outdated IT certifications are you carrying around? See how you compare to the results from our latest Packet Pushers Human Infrastructure survey.
The CCDE (Cisco Certified Design Expert) practical exam which was set for May 11th 2017 has been cancelled. Globally. We still don’t know exactly why (and never will according to Cisco), something about irregularities. But let’s rewind a bit, shall we?
Our latest survey snapshot asked respondents if they would get a personal VPN now that ISPs are legally allowed to collect and sell data. Here’s the results.
The Human Resources department is there to protect the company from you, not the other way around.
Congratulations! Your job search has landed you an offer. But you’ve still got a little homework to do–here’s what you should know.
Today, there exists in many organizations a familiar and comfortable balance of power. Because business-critical applications are dependent on the network, the network is a critical part of the infrastructure. When a network engineer is working with a database admin or a server admin, it is very easy for the network engineer to think, “You…
It was a chilly and blustery night in late November, and wrapped in a warm blanket, I sleepily watched my favorite show streaming from Netflix and listened to the rain tap against the living room windows. Thanksgiving dinner was delicious as usual, and the house was quiet after our guests left for the night. The…
People are the biggest distraction at work, according to a quick Packet Pushers survey, beating out social media and even cat photos. Are we are own worst enemy when it comes to productivity?
The Packet Pushers latest Snapshot survey tracks caffeine consumption. How do you compare?
How do you feel about home appliances being connected to the Internet? See results from the latest Packet Pushers Snapshot survey on home IoT.
Try this for a “virtuous cycle.” New technology creates new problems…which creates new technology.