Questions tagged [technology]

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

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Speculative application by mail after not receiving answers by e‑mail… Is it still relevant for small companies?

My case : I’m in the process of searching an apprenticeship in the south of the United States for my French’s (not mainland) master degree with my wage reimbursed up to the minimal French wage by my ...
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What software companies offer Linux based laptops? [closed]

I've been using a Linux laptop for years now, mostly when working at startups (as a developer) and also for home usage. Recently, I've moved to a medium sized (~1000 employees) company, where we have ...
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Reaching out to employer about different positions

I recently finished an internship and went back to college. Before the internship I thought the position I applied for is what I wanted to do after graduation. However during the internship I found a ...
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How to get employees to report to me as opposed to their previous boss?

First a bit of a background: The company I work for recently transitioned to a new ERP. This took about four years to go live with and we finally did so a few months ago. During this time, it was ...
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My proposals for introducing a new technology keep getting turned down

I work in naval architecture, and I have wanted to be an AI engineer for the past few years. I've taken some college courses, acquired certifications and read through text books and have done my own ...
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What to do when a manager is constantly assigning you new things one after another?

I think most of us have all been there. You have a manager who one day suddenly assigns you some complex work which needs picking up lots of different technologies (8+). They give you a reasonable ...
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How to learn to become a manager?

I have always been an IT tech guy, currently with 25 years experience. Now I got a job in a company as an IT manager. I have no prior experience in management. I have problems knowing when to call for ...
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IT Quality Check Responsibilty

We have an IT department that deploys code and applications for the finance department such as automatically updating inventory in a website from our erp system. We usually find that the code deployed ...
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I am working in an outdated technology, should I move from this to some other new technology?

I am working in MNC company for the past 1.5 years. As this is my my first job, I was asked to work in a support role. And the technology which they are using is outdated which does not have any scope ...
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Communicate interview preparation

I have an upcoming technology related job interview this week and I would like to speak with my recruiter about preparation. I reached out and my recruiter told me about the rounds and their nature (...
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Would it be better if a tech leader explain his/her rules?

Yesterday a middle manager told us that it's not allowed to use magic numbers in the code but don't explain why, and someone just asked what is magic numbers and why we cannot use that(many of my ...
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What is interviewer looking for when asking about past technical projects?

I have been asked interview questions like these: "Tell me a technical project which was most challenging?" or "Tell me a technical project where you learned most?" or "Tell ...
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Ambush meeting for silly plan

This morning I was invited to a 9.30am meeting by my boss (I normally start work at 9am although I am perfectly permitted to start as late as 10am if I so decide on the day and I have no earlier ...
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Product manager with no technical knowledge is micromanaging engineers to the extent he's not doing his own job... How should I report this?

I'm a lead engineer for a highly technical product, aspects of which cross multiple technical disciplines. From working with him, the PM doesn't know even the very basics about computers but he's ...
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My manager seems to be judging my performance by only a single skill

I've been working for an international company during last year. It's a software company that has its own product. I really like this company and recently I've received a raise. I've spent countless ...
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Are humanities subjects useful for Computer Science jobs? [closed]

I'm currently an undergraduate student enrolled in a Bachelor's of Computer Science. I'm in my first year and have started my first semester. One of my units is a professional communication course ...
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How to benefit from management promoting your big project?

I work in one of those companies where any employee can suggest a project idea to management. My idea has been very successful, and it's now being pushed in front of the CEO. The thing is... even if ...
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Ensuring employees don't leak code or data [closed]

How do you make sure that your private code repository/data files aren't leaked by your employees? On their work device, they would need to simultaneously have sensitive code/data, along with ...
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Work requiring employees install Mobile Device Management software on their phones

Throughout the four years I've been working for my employer, I've used my personal phone to keep-up with emails outside the office. It is not a requirement of the job, but it is strongly implied that ...
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How to add a small project contribution to my resume

TL;DR: My company hired a tech solutions group to connect legacy technologies as part of a large project. I gave them a small code snippet that was integrated into the final product. Can / should I ...
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As a contractor, non-technical employer questions my technical decisions

Some background, I've been a fullstack developer for some years now and have worked as a contractor for the last 1.5 years. I've been with the same employer throughout my time as a contractor, and ...
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How to deal with technology choice heavily but silently challenged [closed]

My team is responsible to provide a platform for our internal users. We already cover 80% of them and are planning to expand to the rest. We've chosen a technology X a few years ago but an ...
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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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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 ...