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soozyg
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soozyg,
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1/4/2016 | 9:15:28 AM
> 50%
Last I checked, females are 50% of the population, not 37.5%.

Actually, if you look at actual world stats, I believe the female population has always been greater than the male population overall, so more like 55%.
SaneIT
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SaneIT,
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1/4/2016 | 8:27:48 AM
Re: Changing IT
It sounds like she is headed in the right direction.  I think people with a talent for technology need to get into the tech fields instead of assuming it's just for the nerds.  I've seen more "my nephew looked at this for me" broken devices over the years because "he's good with that kind of thing" when in reality he just doesn't care if he has to wipe out all of your data when his answer is to reformat and do a fresh OS install.  That level of expertise seems to turn people off from tech jobs, there is so much more to it and those with the analytical thinking, process management and vision go do other things.  
SaneIT
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SaneIT,
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1/4/2016 | 8:24:00 AM
Re: Changing IT
I'm not suggesting that anyone change their career based on their gender, but I am saying that hunting for people by anything other than talent seems short sighted.   I've met IT folks from all walks of life and it doesn't matter where you come from, stereotypes die pretty quickly once you get past the front lines of IT support.  I often get very surprised looks from people when I describe myself as an IT geek since I don't fit their mold so I don't judge anyone's ability until I see them in action. 
batye
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batye,
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1/1/2016 | 11:08:39 PM
Re: Changing IT
@SaneIT, I would say you 100% right... as we living in the new future... my friend African-American girl working towards becoming pilot in US army with hopes to become a NASA astronaut in the future... she is very good with technology...
batye
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batye,
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1/1/2016 | 11:04:18 PM
Re: A Rose by another name..
@jries921, I would say it more like Paradigm shift as technology changing support requirements must accomadate this changes...
batye
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batye,
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1/1/2016 | 11:03:01 PM
Re: IT Decentralization
@shakeeb, I would say yes and know as technology changing and end user getting smarter.... or it seems this way :)
batye
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batye,
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1/1/2016 | 11:01:49 PM
Re: A Rose by another name..
@tzubair, or it could be way we are commicating orders to subordinates :) and how others see it as independed observers our style of communicating... delivering message...
batye
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batye,
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1/1/2016 | 10:59:46 PM
Re: Changing IT
@mak63 I would say it depends on the point of view... also men and woman have difrent approach to resolve problem or finding solution :) how I see it... as example I could figure out tech things... but my wife better way in commications :)
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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12/31/2015 | 9:14:56 PM
Re: IT Decentralization
I agree with you. IT Helplesk/support is the most busiest department in IT. This is mainly due to the lack of basic IT skills of users.
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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12/31/2015 | 9:12:00 PM
Re: Changing IT
@saneIT I think this is a common factor irrespective of the industry. However it's not a great idea to change your filed based on this.
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