Questions tagged [technology]

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

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Client was a victim of ransomware attack, how do we continue projects while they recover?

Our client had all their files encrypted through ransomware. They are negotiating payment of half a million dollars to retrieve data. It will take a month. They lost all their digital utility system ...
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Should a Chief Technology Officer be making a Business Document or a Requirement Document?

I am the CTO at a mid sized startup. Still a guy in my late 20s exploring this new role that I have gotten upon my shoulders. Currently we don't have a tech team, I handle the work outsourced to the ...
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How to find out during interviews whether a company keeps up to date with current technology?

I'm interviewing for a database-related technical position at a relatively small company. The database team (who I'd be working with) only has 2 people, and both of them have been with the company for ...
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How to avoid accidentally typing password into slack groupchats? [closed]

Twice now (in seven years) I have accidentally had my keyboard focus in the wrong window as I was typing my password, and accidentally entered it into a groupchat with dozens or hundreds of people. I ...
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No acknowledgement from the employer [duplicate]

I applied to a company for an Internship, next day I received a mail from the company saying that my resume is shortlisted and I need to complete a programming challenge and submit it before the ...
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Technical interview and code test [closed]

So I got a task to code some "home work" for a technical interview, where we are going to discuss what and why I did it this way. I normally dont se any problem doing so. But the case I got recently ...
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How can I reduce eye strain? [duplicate]

I work using a computer for 8 hours a day. Sometimes my eyes hurt. My friend recommended that I should use eyestrain-reducing software. Is software a good way to solve this problem? If so, what are ...
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How to effectively change a boss's mindset on technology choices when I will be the one building a project?

You can skip straight to the Conclusion if you don't wish to read the Background and Problem Details Note: I do work remotely, which does present it's own challenges for communication. Quick ...
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Considering to switch from Database Developer to Full-Stack developer [closed]

I need some insight from developers about their jobs in order assess if the switch is worth for me. I am an Industrial Engineer, with a specialization in Information systems. I chose this degree by a ...
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Is there a need for SQL developers in small businesses and freelance? [closed]

I am a Data Engineer. Been working over 4 years in big corporations and government organization. My main tools are Microsoft SQL Server, Integration, Analysis and Reporting Services, R and Tableau. ...
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How to attract people to work on very old and outdated technologies?

I work in a IT company that is deeply specialized in projects made with old and outdated technologies. The biggest projects are usually a mix of Cobol (the oldest versions, not the most modern) and ...
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Should I accept the automation testing engineer job after getting hired as developer? [closed]

Being a computer science student i chose to go for web development, i learned basics of it and started working. In past six months i had worked with an IT startup where i worked on products using ...
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How to present myself being a jack of all trades?

I've been facing this difficulty from long time. I have worked on various technologies and completed all projects on time before deadlines (<2% rework) every time. My technology variety varies ...
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Frustration at a new company [closed]

I saw someone experiencing a similar (but not quite the same) frustrations to me on here and I saw the replies were very helpful and insightful, and I'm hoping you could help me too. I worked in a ...
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Is it an acceptable practice for IT to ask an employee for their password over Skype Messenger?

I got an email saying my password would expire in a few days, so I clicked on the link in the email and updated it. After doing so, I realized I could no longer log in to my computer, except by ...
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IT having too much power [closed]

I work for a small/medium-sized business (SMB) that has about 250 employees. I have two employees below me. And I am in charge of the IT department. We recently had an issue that caused of some data ...
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Could opening something inappropriate on my phone via the company Wi-Fi result in me losing my job? [closed]

I was on my personal phone connected to my work network. I have Airwatch installed and they supposedly just monitors email and a VMware browser. I have a shared folder with friends on Google Drive ...
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Is it reasonable to ask IT to setup a personal intranet website for me? [closed]

I'm a data analyst who would really like to have my own website at work on our intranet. I'm tired of trying to having to share documents and trying to work within the confines of common software like ...
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Do IT departments care if you use a used laptop? [closed]

My new job requires a Windows laptop with 4+GB of ram, i5 or later processor, and significant storage space. I only have linux and Mac laptops and don't want to remove them to run windows. My plan ...
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How can I overcome objections based on opinion and not merit?

I work in IT at a small-medium airline. My Director is my superior. All new technologies, processes, procedures are approved through my Director. I am going to be using this individual as a focus for ...
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Is it appropriate to use my company laptop for leisure activities? [closed]

My company-issued laptop is quite nice. It's faster and more portable than my personal laptop. I frequently bring it home so that I can check emails and monitor tests I have running Sometimes I find ...
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When to push for a promotion to be made 'official'?

Is there a best time to ask about an official title change/raise following taking over someone else's role (After their resignation)? I'm currently in the process of taking over tasks that a previous ...
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Verbal Job Offer - Delays on Written Offer [duplicate]

I've been talking with a company since late August for a role. After several rounds of interviews I accepted a verbal offer. Last Wednesday I was anticipating one by Friday, which I called the ...
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Is it acceptable to have an offensive password? [closed]

Generally, best practices in corporate IT security encourage employees to come up with unique and difficult-to-guess but easy-to-remember passwords. In a general sense, is it acceptable in the ...
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Should I insist on asking the recruiter about the company technology stack?

I have been through a situation where recruiters contact me on Linkedin saying that they stopped by my profile and find that I'm a perfect match for a vacancy at their company. I try to ask more ...
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How to give feedback on a technical test [duplicate]

I work as part of a small web development team and we are hiring for a new frontend developer. I was asked to make a technical test for candidates to do pre-interview. The test was a simple landing ...
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What is the best way to get business-applicable experience in new languages? [closed]

I have a couple of years under my belt as a .NET developer, with C++ and Java mixed in, but I feel I would be hard pressed to get a job in anything but .NET without starting again from the bottom. I'm ...
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Spelling mistakes in technical interview

I'm a bad speller and have been diagnosed with dyslexia by a psychiatrist. I had an interview where I wrote a program where one of the function names was misspelled (I wrote palinedrome instead of ...
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Technical Question in interview - not knowing vs not understanding [duplicate]

I had an interview where they asked me how I would “find the intersect between two tables”. I told them I would have to look it up, but after the interview I realized I may have misunderstood the ...
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Should I ask a clarifying question about using cellphone in the office to the instructor?

I started a new job and am in training for the next several weeks. First off, I've never had a job with such formal training where we have a dedicated computer lab with 30 other students that we work ...
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How should employees contact their manager instead of engaging IT directly?

Would anyone be willing to share their written process for employees to engage IT personnel? We have one IT person and almost 300 employees. Employees are going directly to him with every request (...
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Working on live dev code in the interview process: ethical?

I am having an issue with this particular company's interview process and need some insight on what people think about this so that I can judge it more accurately. Here's the situation: After an ...
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Trusting the new sysadmin [closed]

I've been hired at a smallish company to be the sole sysadmin. I'm supposed to take over, among other things, responsibility for Active Directory. I've had a look at the current setup, suggested a few ...
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What should a computer science student do if there is no passion to work? [closed]

I am interning at a company right now. I believe I have been given an awful project that I cannot cope with which has lead me to believe that I am not cut out be software engineer. I like technology ...
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Getting more information to better answer technical questions in interview

I had a phone interview for an IT position. It would be at the head office for a large chain of retail stores. Though I’ve had IT interviews before, some of the questions were so generic I had trouble ...
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How to inform my seniors overseas at HQ about their mistakes

I work as a front end developer in a relatively small but growing technology business, I was the first developer to be hired in their new branch in Malaysia, our branch started in a co working space ...
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Fired because your skills are too far above your coworkers

I have been working for five months for a big French company building great things, a good product with trend methodologies. I've just learned from an internal coworker (technical expert) that I ...
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Should I expect Gratitude from my Boss?

I do SEO/Website/Email Marketing work at a small company. I do also happen to have limited knowledge of Windows Administration/Tech Support, and fairly good Hardware knowledge. I had half a day on ...
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I'm technical referent but I lost the lead for technical decisions

I was recruited as a Freelance (Technical Referent) in a solid company in order to build a new version of their mobile app that I suggested them myself. We need you because your skills are ...
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Asked to work on project that nobody wants to work on [closed]

There are 2 teams. Team A: One working on JSF, Hibernate, EJB stuff. And Team B: working on IOT, Cassandra, kafka etc. I am member of team B. But I have also had to help out team A. Offcourse ...
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When asked in the future how should you represent a contract job that did not end on the best of terms

I'm coming to the end of a tech project I'm looking forward to being done with. Its been a challenging project riddled with conflict and I feel the project manager and I while amicable would not be ...
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When do people learn technologies?

I'm in my fourth year of a Bachelor's in CS, and I've been looking through the job market. I've noticed that it's only very rarely that the technologies I'm acquainted with match up well with what's ...
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Company policy violation due to browser history syncing

I recently learned (the hard way) that my company is accessing my browser history on my work computer. That's fine and all, and comes as no surprise, really. However, I recently got hit with a warning ...
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What is next in information technology industry? [closed]

I am an IT professional with 10 years of experience, I started with my career with production support analyst, I did it for two years. Then I switched job and became a Java/Perl developer for two ...
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Is there a well-adopted term for a developer with a skill-set between a junior and a senior developer?

The blanket terms "junior" and "senior" for development roles abstract away a lot of the minutiae of a developer's skill set, which to me seems good and bad depending on the context. The way I ...
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Using your own laptop at work - how do you stay focused and no get distracted by personal things [closed]

I start a new job soon at a pre-revinue startup. Computer programming. I need to work on my own laptop when I'm there. I fear that when I'm at work, I will be distracted by all my personal accounts; ...
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How do I convince my boss of the value of using more modern tools? [closed]

I have recently started a new job at a company and love it so far, the main reason I enjoy it is because everyone seems switched on and open to suggestions for improvement. My boss and I moved to the ...
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Is it ok to resign a contract to hire position on in the first week?

I just got hired on to be a developer (.Net) at an organization which uses a lot of smoke screens to make themselves look big and formal like IBM. On day one they set me up with a Win 7 machine and ...
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As an intern, how do I make the most out of a short networking meeting with the head of IT?

I'm currently doing a summer internship at a bank and I've managed to get in touch with the head of technology to set up a 30 minute networking session. How do I make the most of those 30 minutes? ...
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Going back to a potential employer after turning his offer down 45 days ago [duplicate]

I have been founding and working on my start-up for a year now. In April (~45 days ago), a potential employer from California approached me with an interesting lead position. We exchanged a few ...