Often referring to software programs or information systems used within the workplace.

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Which area of Computing to aim for [on hold]

Ok the title may not be the best of this thread, however i will explain :). I am a uni student at the moment studying Computer Science and i am not 100% sure what area i want to go into. I know i may ...
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How to handle criticism and pressure in work never done before (industry pioneer)?

As a premise, I am the only person in the company who knows how to use a new Technology, and there are only a handful people in the whole country who use it. The Technology is in a very early phase, ...
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Interview questions for a web developer / BI analyst [closed]

I'm interviewing some candidates for a web development and BI analyst role and need some ideas regarding good questions to ask them. Traits I'm specifically looking for are: Ability to look at ...
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Computer records say I did something wrong - but I didn't. How to convince boss?

I cannot go into exact details due to privacy reasons, but essentially the records on a database that tracks our work imply that I made a very bad mistake - or that I am lying - but I am sure that I ...
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What performance metrics / KPIs can be used to explain technological innovation beyond basic job productivity? [closed]

Suppose a sales department has specific objectives per region and most sales executives should be able to generate e.g. at least 20 leads per day. However, one of the sales executives goes beyond his ...
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Can I mention my past employer's lack of innovation on a job interview/cover letter?

I've moved on from three job positions over the past two years partially because of those companies' lack of innovation and unwillingness to change. This isn't necessarily a bad thing (for the ...
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How to deal with a bad management choice about a technical solution?

So I am a new intern in a big company. During my interview my (now) n+1 asked how confortable I am with 2 informatic langages and If I would be able to their problem with them. I answered that I am ...
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Is a breach of copyright a disqualifying factor in security clearances?

If I'm known to have breached copyright in software systems, trade secrets and intellectual property of commercial firms, will that be a deciding factor for being granted government security ...
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Building a collection of code to showcase to potential employers [closed]

I'm thinking of creating a website or opening a github account to show case the programs I have written (or will write in the future). This would be to show my skills to prospective employers. What ...
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Solving the “out of sight, out of mind” problem with telepresence [duplicate]

I have a product development department in Mexico, we collaborate mainly with Michigan and distance seems to be a problem as with all distributed teams. Whenever I travel to Michigan, I end up ...
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How to interview candidates above your understanding?

Our company is growing and so are our IT needs. Problem is, we're all programmers without any hardcore systems/networking experience and I don't feel we could identify the best candidate based on our ...
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Starting a job on almost unknown technology ? [closed]

In most of the job offers you see the employers are asking for some previous experience like N+ years in this, N+ years in that etc. At least in the software industry that's a law if you want to be ...
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How can a manager of technical specialists stay relevant in a field with rapid technological change?

I am a new manager, promoted from within, and spend less and less time doing hands-on work with the technology my subordinates work on. Yet technology changes rapidly in my field. (Imagine I am a web ...
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Fast learning cycle, how to keep up with it? [closed]

Recently I joined a small company as my first job out of college. Being a small company, the learning cycle is incredibly fast. I have to learn new technologies frequently and use them. When I look ...
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What programming languages are most 'hire-able'? [closed]

If I'm interested in having the most employment opportunities possible available to me, which 5 programming languages should I learn? I'm interested in possibly working for larger corporate firms as ...
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What to do with the new boss — middle manager added to hierarchy?

I usually report to the CEO on my daily work, and as such, I was also given large freedom and self initiatives. I am young and willing to devote all my energy to help this high tech profile company to ...
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How can I overcome a lack of confidence to succeed in changing jobs to obtain more pay?

I am working with a PLM based product. Everything is fine, but I feel that the technology stack is too limited. I want to work with Java based technologies like Spring, Hibernate etc.. and learn how ...
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What are the impact of a developer when he/she changes technology, like from PHP to Java? [closed]

I am a software developer currently working in PHP technology for 2 years. I am also pursuing my M.S program. I decided to change my technology to Java in my existing company. When I requested my ...
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Working with many programming languages - Is doing too many different things bad for my career?

I'm working as a software engineer, and I have a total experience of one year and six months. For the first one year, I was working as a Web developer with PHP and JavaScript. With my interest I was ...
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Technical explanation to HR

As part of some phone interviews I recently had, I was asked by someone from HR to run through my CV and the technical skills I use day-to-day. I began by simply describing the tools/software I use, ...
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How to advocate a different approach to a project when office politics are involved in the decisions?

My group has found itself in the position of being forced to implement software projects in a technology that has proven to be a poor fit for the kind of work that we are being asked to do. Due to ...
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Should I add the previously learned technologies not in use at current job to my resume

I have looked at Should I discard technologies that I don't want to work anymore from my resume? But my scenario is little bit different. I am working in a company setup of about 40 to 50 employees. ...
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How do I switch between technologies in IT industry [closed]

I am working with a web development company and have 2+ years of experience of programming with PHP and overall 3 years of working in the IT industry. For long term goals and stability I want to try ...
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What guidelines should we have for employees bringing your own device to work? [closed]

We are getting ready to tackle the whole subject of people bringing tablets, etc. from home to work. We are a midsize company with 6 locations. I'm curious what others have implemented in terms of ...
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Sticking to one field vs rotation [closed]

I have just finished education and started to work. I have a few questions I need to be clear about: The very basic thing is sticking to one technology or one area of development vs rotation. Is it ...
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Should I accept a job offer where I am supposed to use technologies as VB 6, ASP (Old), SQL Server [closed]

I've been working in a small firm (<10 Employees) using the technologies such as VB.Net, ASP.Net, SQL Server 2005. Now I've got a job offer from a bigger company. But the confusion is that in the ...
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How can I encourage a 'software development' culture when working in a more traditional company

I work in a company that is more business than technology orientated and are only recently adding a more significant technology component. Their current culture reflects the business and marketing ...
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How do I adjust my workplace to reduce eye strain?

My vision is worse than average for software developers. In addition to accuity (not the subject of this question), one problem I have is light-sensitivity. I find that staring at a computer monitor ...
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How do I convince a manager to not “meddle” with the network? [closed]

We have a boss who used to be a member of the team, and still (perhaps too much) enjoys getting his hands dirty with the technical aspects. We're trying to move away from the old methods of doing ...
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How do you approach imparting technical knowledge to your superiors?

The people who are in charge of my workplace don't really understand what computers are capable of, mistrust them, and generally have a great deal of difficulty using technology. This is a problem ...