No Holiday Respite For IT Pros
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User Rank: Ninja
12/26/2013 | 8:46:29 AM
Re: Holiday chores
I can't think of a single year that I haven't been "on call" or had a project running through the holiday season.  It's just one of those things you accept when you get into an IT role, down time for others means an opportunity for you to get some work done and you will always have people trying new things around holiday times, like logging in to a VPN connection for the first time in 12 months so they can work from home.   It comes with the territory, you just need to learn how to balance it.
Alison Diana
Alison Diana,
User Rank: Moderator
12/24/2013 | 11:29:27 AM
Imagine the Target IT Team
This has to be the worst holiday in memory for the IT team, particularly the security team, at Target. In addition to losing millions of dollars, being sued, and coming under attack from hackers, these security pros are now working with multiple government agencies to try and figure out how this breach occurred. 
Susan Fogarty
Susan Fogarty,
User Rank: Author
12/24/2013 | 11:23:58 AM
Holiday chores
The work of an IT professional is never finished! I also have known several companies that have done major upgrades or installations over the holiday break, when they know few users will be affected. Not much fun for the folks involved.
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