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Points of interest: ACM CareerNews: Tuesday, October 10, 2006

October 12th, 2006

“How Not To Get Left Behind In the IT Manager Boom” Information Week, October 2

job descriptions used to be 90% technology-related, now they are 10% technology-related and 90% business-related. As a result, IT professionals must be on the lookout for opportunities to embrace management responsibilities when they come along.

“Strike Halts Work At Outsourcing Tech Hub in India” Information Week, October 4

A strike in an IT outsourcing hub like Bangalore, India would obviously have serious ramifications for Western firms. While many IT organizations have business contingency plans that can deal with short-term work stoppages, a long-term strike would present a number of significant problems. That is exactly what Western firms found out on October 4 http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=32QVJ5VRH2CN4QSNDLRSKH0CJUNN2JVN?articleID=193104360 

“Seven Deadly Career Sins” InfoWorld, September 18

avoid accepting an expanding array of job requirements if you are unable to fulfill them. When project requirements keep changing, inexperienced managers often agree to the impossible. However, you need to push back with realistic adjustments as to the time or resources required for these new job requirements. http://www.infoworld.com/article/06/09/18/38FEjobspitfall_1.html 

Original Source: http://www.acm.org/careernews/issues/v2_i17.html

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