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#WWY You've inherited an IT disaster—where do you start?

Hi TechRepublic members!

I’m Brandon from the editorial team if you don’t recognize my name from reading the site.

Long-time forum readers probably remember the What Would You Do series that we used to run. If you don’t it was a discussion-based column where we would pose IT questions, often drawn from our own experience, to our readers. After giving all of you some time to think it over and post your responses we would write an article that included a few of them.

We haven’t written a WWYD column in a long time, but we’re bringing it back. Here’s our very first scenario for your consideration. The names have been omitted or changed, of course, to protect the tech illiterate and professionally irresponsible.

Sorting out an IT disaster

You’re working for an MSP and are assigned to a particularly difficult client site. When you get there you find out they had just hired your company and dismissed their in-house IT person, who was essentially completely unqualified for the job.

The IT office is a mess, the server room is a disaster, there’s no discernible rhyme or reason to anything, and there’s very little documentation to help you.

To top it all off the business’ main piece of industry software suffers from constant lag, instability, and unacceptably long hangups during face-to-face client meetings.

It gets better: The office manager is definitely an “IT is magic” kind of person who doesn’t care what’s going wrong or how long it takes to fix it—he wants it working yesterday, giving you very little time to feel the situation out. If you want to keep this client you need to get things up and running fast.

So, where do you begin?

PS: This is a scenario that happened to me several years ago, so if you need some clarifying information I’ll be glad to answer.


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interview tips to crack any interview

by nishagg893 In reply to #WWYD: You've inherited a ...

There are many job openings for freshers and in order to attend any of the interview you need to note down these interview questions for getting entry level engineering jobs.

1) Hello, How do you do?

This is a question to ask about your welfare. Reply with a smile. If you faced any trouble during the day just mention it in a positive way.


“I am fine sir, thank you”.

“I am fine maam, just that I need to face the traffic and therefore I woke up early”.

2) Introduce yourself

This acts as the first and the best impression creating question. You will increase the chance of getting hired if you answer it well.

Give a detailed description of your educational background, family, location and your hobbies.

Do not describe more than 3 to 4 sentences, keep it precise to the point.

Relevant major achievements can also be an additional flavor.

Do not talk about your strengths and weakness over here.


“ Hi I am Ravi from Chennai. I completed my B Tech in computers from Sankara polytech. I have done my 12th from SNV mission and got 83 % in State board. I am second son two my parents and I love bodybuilding.

3) Describe your strengths

This is a very common question in HR interviews. This question is for self awareness and confidence to express it.

Be positive. You can just say you are an optimistic person.

As per the requirement of the interview you can change your answers.


I am an optimistic person with a determining attitude and an example for this line goes back in my 8th standard where I was not good in studies and pupils used to bully me after that I really got determined to show them that I can do well in academics.

4) Describe your weakness

This is a challenging question and you need to answer it diplomatically by mentioning a negative trait which is not from an organization’s perspective.


I am a workaholic and I don’t have time for myself.

By following the above mentioned tips you can use it for the latest job recruitment say for an off campus for mechanical engineers in Pune.

Also Read: Career Advice Tips For Being A Successful Mechanical Engineers

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