Video: Five dumb mistakes IT pros make in the field

Bill Detwiler discusses five of the worst mistakes IT pros can make in the field and gives you some advice on how to avoid them.

TR Dojo: Five dumb mistakes IT pros make in the field Bill Detwiler discusses five of the worst mistakes IT pros can make in the field and gives you some advice on how to avoid them. Once you’ve watched this TR Dojo video, you can find a link to the original TechRepublic article and print the tip from our <a href="http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/itdojo/?p=1709">TR Dojo Blog</a>.

No matter how technically proficient you are, even the sharpest IT consultant or support pro is going to make a mistake every now and then. Most mistakes are recoverable, but you definitely want to avoid ones that could lose you clients and customers. During the episode of TR Dojo, I go over five of the worst mistakes IT pros can make in the field and give you some advice on how to avoid them.

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By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...