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September 2009

Careers in Technology
Dice's guide to IT careers for college students and new graduates embarking on their first job hunt. I contributed multiple sections to the book, which is designed to offer real insights into the world of technology, available jobs and how to differentiate yourself as a job candidate.
Dice (September 30, 2009)

Enterprise iPhone: Lessons Learned
What's required to make the iPhone work for business users?
Dice (September 2, 2009)

August 2009
Nailing the Next-Generation NOC
The tools in today's network operations center (NOC) may be state of the art, but oftentimes the training, mentoring and overall approach need an update.
Dice (August 19, 2009)
July 2009
"Help" Yourself: Staffing the Modern "Service Desk"
Six emerging help desk and service desk trends, and the skills required to support them.
Dice (July 20, 2009)
June 2009

Bookkeeping 101 for Contractors
If you're considering contracting - or any kind of self-employment - you need to understand these essential pieces of tax and financial information.
Dice (June 10, 2009)

May 2009

Staffing the Private Cloud
With more companies interested in private clouds, what do you need to know to build one?
Dice (May 13, 2009)

April 2009

Google trial moves forward
The criminal trial against four Google executives accused of defamation and privacy law violations resumed last month in Milan court.
Privacy Advisor (April 2009)

Career Advice Via Google
What Google has to tell you about managing your technology career, courtesy of the forthcoming The Google Way: How One Company Is Revolutionizing Management As We Know It by Bernard Girard
Dice News (April 8, 2009)

March 2009

Criminal trial against Google execs to resume
Set to resume March 17: The criminal trial in Milan court against four Google executives accused of defamation and privacy law violations. If convicted, they face up to three years in jail. Prosecutors say the suit will help define the responsibilities of online content aggregators. But could it create a dangerous precedent that puts privacy professionals in the firing line over every potential corporate breach of personal data privacy?
Privacy Advisor (March 2009)

Classify This!
10 Best Practices to Jumpstart Your Data Classification Program
News & View, ARMA International—Greater Los Angeles Chapter (March 2009)

Judge Rules Google Trial Will Move Forward
The criminal trial against four Google executives accused of defamation and privacy law violations resumed yesterday in a Milan court. During the two-hour session, lawyers for Google argued that the original complaint by the Vivi Down association, which helped launch the case, was invalid since the association's president had not first secured the backing of his board of directors, reports IDG News Service. Presiding Judge Oscar Magi, however, ruled that the complaint was valid, before adjourning. The trial is set to resume March 25, when Magi may consider a Google argument that the Milan court lacks jurisdiction.
IAPP (March 18, 2009)

Taking Hits: Training & Tuition Reimbursement
Some companies begin to cut back on employees' training and tuition reimbursement.
Dice News (March 9, 2009)

Business Leaders: Slash IT At Your Peril
Leading companies are reducing employment costs and deferring operational expenditures instead of taking a short-term “slash-first” approach.
Dice News (March 3, 2009)

February 2009

Know Your Top 25 Programming Errors (Or Else)
Writing perfectly coded software, with no errors and never a security vulnerability? It’s never going to happen. Accordingly, it pays to know which errors are worst, and to ensure – for starters – they aren’t hiding in your code. This list can help.
Dice News (February 27, 2009)

This Is Your Brain on Facebook
Do regular, real-world interactions—such as job interviews—trump social networking in brain-beneficial ways? One cognitive scientist thinks so
Dice News (February 27, 2009)

As Economy Drops, Agile’s Star Rises
During any downturn, the business mantra is “Do more with less.” Still, having fewer programmers and a smaller budget isn’t the ideal scenario for saving a software development company that’s broadcasting an SOS. What’s a development team to do?
Dice News (February 25, 2009)

Improve Productivity? Grab An Office
How many companies really give their programmers an office, as opposed to just assigning them to a windowless space in some Matrix-style cube farm? And while we’re on the subject, are there any companies these days that actually spend time designing workspaces that give their programmers space to think and work?
Dice News (February 24, 2009)

Danes at Work: 7 Business Secrets from the World's "Most Networked" Economy
A global survey ranks the IT readiness of 127 countries, with Denmark winning first place. The article describes how Danish business life revolves around the Internet
News@Cisco (February 16, 2009)

Reality Check: The Tech Job Market in 2009
Despite recent layoffs, experts see strong signs of life - at least for tech jobs
Dice (February 5, 2009)

New Top Job Skill: Paying Attention
The new work ethic isn't just about working long hours, but knowing how to pay attention to what you're doing in the first place.
Dice News (February 5, 2009)

SANS Offers Laid-Off Alums a Lifeline
For laid-off alums of its training programs, SANS is offering an 80-percent reduction in course and certification fees.
Dice News (February 3, 2009)

Europe Debates Mandatory Data Breach Notifications
With the severity of data breaches on the rise, will Europe adopt US-style mandatory disclosure of data privacy regulation violations? (password required)
Privacy Advisor (February 2, 2009)

January 2009

Where, Oh Where, Are Our Architects?
When weighing career moves, remember supply and demand
Dice News (January 13, 2009)

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