Archive for the ‘Rants’ Category

I’ve been fortunate enough in my career to be on the “other side” of the interview table, the one asking the questions and I can come up with some doozies! But I never expect an answer that is spot on… so why ask the question? (more…)


In one of my previous posts I mentioned that a key trait to be successful in the IT industry is adaptability. To refine this down to a more IT centric focus, we need to be ready for change in systems and applications that we manage. More than ready; we need to push for the constant change and refresh of technology as it becomes available, stable and commercially viable. Without this constant drive for advancement, we run the risk of falling prey to the lethal bite of legacy systems and applications. (more…)

Only recently (the past couple of years) have I entered into the domain of the “IT Contractor”. After a reasonably successful transition and subsequent progression within my field, I’ve often been asked by peers, colleagues, friends, parents and even just random people at parties, something along the lines of, “What is the key to making the transition into contracting?” I’m no expert on the matter, but I have some fairly strong opinions on this question and perhaps the fact I’m willing to talk about it openly, highlights just one of them… (more…)