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December 1, 2010  6:33 PM

Cisco Dynamips and Juniper Olive: A little clarity on router emulators, please



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Arista Networks, career, Cisco, Cisco certification, Cisco IOS emulator, IT certification and training, Juniper, Juniper JUNOS emulator, Networking, networking careers, Vyatta

Have you ever noticed that networking vendors rarely address the subject of emulators built with their router software? To some degree, network engineers seem fine with this. As long as Cisco looks the other way, engineers can continue to use

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October 11, 2010  12:28 PM

Tech companies dream up new and horrible ways to lay off workers



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
career, Networking

Why are some tech companies so bad at firing people? Mark Fraunfelder at...

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July 23, 2010  4:11 PM

CCIE Emeritus: Did Cisco give into complaints from CIOs and product managers?



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
career, CCIE, CCIE Emeritus, Cisco, Cisco certification

When I set out to write about Cisco's new CCIE Emeritus program a few weeks ago, I spoke to three CCIE-certified engineers, all at different stages of their career, to get a...


February 3, 2010  2:25 PM

Network admin paychecks: How’s yours looking?



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
career, career advice, Networking

Computer Economics has published its new IT salary report, which claims the average IT worker will see just a 1.8% raise in 2010. That's pretty rough.  But in an age where many people are seeing their...


January 8, 2010  7:40 PM

IT jobs growth detected with a microscope



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
career, career advice, Network

National unemployment remains at 10% (officially), but if you include people who are underemployed and who have given up looking for work that number is actually at 17.3%. Not...


May 5, 2009  9:11 PM

Deconstructing the IT boys’ club: Here we go again



Posted by: 2020viip
career, women in IT

Last week, Bridget Botelho blogged about how she had attended the New England VMware Users Group meeting in Newport, RI and found it to be a boys' club, sparsely...


February 16, 2009  9:59 PM

Are the Feds finally cracking down on H-1B visa fraud?



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
career, H-1B visas

It looks like the federal government might finally be cracking down on H-1B visa fraud. The controversial program, which many unemployed and underemployed IT workers will tell you is the reason they're not earning a decent living, has been under fire in recent years. And last week the U.S....


January 8, 2009  6:25 PM

An IT industry stimulus bill? better than investing in Detroit’s dinosaurs



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
career, Network, Networking

Seventy-five years ago millions of young men were out of work. The Great Depression was in full swing. The ruling powers, nervous that so many idle, impoverished young men might might destabilize society, created the Civilian Conservation...

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November 21, 2008  10:35 PM

Microsoft offers free certification exam retake



Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
career, career advice, IT certification and training, Network

Can't afford to get certified? Well, these days, with an even more competitive job market, you can't afford not to be. The good news is that Microsoft is giving you two incentives to certify for their...


October 7, 2008  6:47 PM

A good network engineer is hard to find



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
analysts, career, career advice, Network

If you are a network engineer or network architect, you're a wanted man or woman. At least for now. Gartner has published some selected findings from its annual IT market compensation study. In it's new publication, "CIO Alert: Jobs and Skills Topping the Difficult-to-Recruit-For List in the...


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