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Grumpy IT Guy avoided historic disasters and clueless people while working his way up the IT ranks, but he retained his keen sense of humor. He now leads an IT organization somewhere in America, as part of the FBI's Grump Protection Program. Need advice? Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Twitter: @IWGrumpyITGuy. You may not get the answer you want, but it's probably the answer you need.
Articles by Grumpy IT Guy
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is saving your company a ton of money...by taking it out of your own wallet.
Gleaming executive dashboards are often based on no data whatsoever, and they tell us nothing useful.
Corporate overlords finally take an interest in data. Too bad they don't understand it and will be tricked by crafty short-timers.
Is the problem the death-by-PowerPoint training that everyone hates? Or that our enterprise apps look worse than Keith Richards with a hangover?
Of course you need tech toys. And... discounts. No politically correct hating required.
It's a good thing HR isn't in charge of IT employee retention. Their new "employee engagement" campaign is really "employee enragement."
I want to quit IT, swig booze, do drugs while speeding across America to Las Vegas, and ruminate about the failure of '60s counterculture.
Facebook's new privacy rules? No reason to get grumpy. US Department of Justice's new "overly friendly skies"? Worthy of outrage.
When the boss grants an inch, say on pets or telecommuting, don't take a mile. Flexibility trashers make co-workers grumpy.
Google Inbox: Because, if we use yet another tool, people won't BLANKET THE PLANET WITH CYA EMAIL.
Everyone's telling IT to hurry up. Bah! Compared to other parts of the organization, IT is greased lightning.
Today's gripe: The source code escrow service shake-down.
Finance gets mad that we moved their printer and starts acting out. I may ask them to manage virtual machines if they don't start doing their own work.
Today, Grumpy IT Guy is grumpy about sales reps who don't know when to quit.
Why is Grumpy IT Guy extra grumpy today? It's crazy vendor day!