If there's one constant in the IT world, it's change. Hardware grows obsolete, software is constantly updated, and new regulations require revised policies and procedures. Such relentless change forces IT professionals, no matter how competent or experienced, to continuously learn and grow. It also keeps IT exciting, and makes it the perfect place for people who enjoy discovering new solutions to complex problems, thrive on sharing their knowledge with peers, and can work well with those pesky "human" customers.
It's around this philosophy of constant learning, upon which IT Dojo will be built. In this blog, we'll demonstrate best practices that you won't often find in the manual. We'll walk through advanced tips that aren't widely known but are highly useful. We'll talk about how to work more effectively with end users, upper management, and your fellow IT professionals. Moving beyond purely-academic, abstract conversations, we'll share real-world lessons to help you lead your IT organization into the 21st century-whether you're a CIO, Senior Systems Administrator, IT manager, or Lead Tech.
And, IT Dojo is without doubt an open classroom. Come ready to ask questions, debate your opinions, and share your knowledge with the class.
Now, who's ready for a pop quiz?
Bill Detwiler has nothing to disclose. He doesn't hold investments in the technology companies he covers.
Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research 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 social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.