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Posted by on Mar 6, 2013 in Featured, Opinion | 1 comment

10 Things I Would Tell My Younger IT Self

10 Things I Would Tell My Younger IT Self

So this post is a little different from my other posts. As I am approaching the 20 year mark in my professional IT career (I started in ’93 building and customizing Wildcat and Renegade BBSs), I have done some reflecting. I have identified some things that I could have done better, and some things that I did pretty well. I’ve used that to come up with 10 things that I would tell my younger self if I had the opportunity. I’ve heard it said that advice is simply a form of nostalgia (and that is likely the case here), but with any luck perhaps this will be of some benefit to someone. 1) End-user errors will be your fault. Get used to it. It comes with the territory. When the accounting staff nukes that monthly finance report for the 28th time, It’s on you. Don’t take offense. Just find a way to fix it. You can be either the goat or the hero. It all depends on how well you plan for...

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