From Under the Rug - Page 88

The more sensitive it is, the more it warrants discussion

Would You Trade Details of Your Private Life for Job Security?

29 Dec, 2009

There's no more topical issue in IT right now than job security. If you haven't already lost your job, you're likely concerned about your prospects for keeping it. And if you're looking for a job in ...More >

Workplace Privacy, the Supreme Court, and Inexcusable Waste

29 Dec, 2009

This spring, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case to determine whether an audit of text messages sent by a public employee using his employer's messaging system was constitutional. When I think of ...More >

We Owe It to Our Kids to Get Over the H-1B Hang-Up

23 Dec, 2009

In my "Mamas, Please Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Tech Pros" post yesterday, I wrote about what a shame it is that many IT professionals have become so disenchanted with the profession that they're ...More >

Mamas, Please Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Tech Pros

22 Dec, 2009

One of the saddest trends I've observed in recent years is the growing proclivity of IT professionals to discourage their children from pursuing a career in a computer-related field. Layoffs, ...More >

Avoiding Another Generation of Lost Interoperability

21 Dec, 2009

If the National Broadband Plan being developed by the Federal Communications Commission isn't on your radar screen, you're hardly alone. But a lot is at stake in getting this thing right, and we need ...More >

Disgruntled IT Workers: Not Racist, Just Angry and Fearful

15 Dec, 2009

A post in my blog last week, "Knee-Jerk Foreigner-Bashing Gives IT a Black Eye," generated the angriest outburst of reader commentary I've seen in a long time. If there was a common theme, it was ...More >

A Missed Opportunity to Aid Broadband Adoption

14 Dec, 2009

Easily one of the most significant events of the past week in Washington took place on Thursday at the Newseum on Pennsylvania Ave. It was right up your alley, all about technology and innovation and ...More >

Knee-Jerk Foreigner-Bashing Gives IT a Black Eye

11 Dec, 2009

When I raised the issue in an earlier post of unemployed IT workers being compelled to perform what I called "slave labor" as part of the job application process, I was fairly certain that readers ...More >

Recession and Substance Abuse: Any Link for IT Pros?

09 Dec, 2009

Is the ongoing economic recession, characterized as it is by seemingly endless rounds of layoffs that have sapped the vibrancy of countless IT workplaces, creating an environment that's adding ...More >

Secretive Yahoo Needs to Open up on Privacy

07 Dec, 2009

A document purported to be Yahoo Inc.'s Compliance Guide for Law Enforcement was released on Dec. 5 by Wikileaks, an online purveyor of leaked information. The 17-page guide outlines what is ...More >

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