Sharky

About the Author Sharky


Blindsided

Sales rep for a big software company arrives at this government agency to make his pitch for a child-support collections system — but he’s taken aback when an agency director walks in late and puts a tape recorder on the table, reports an IT pilot …

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Size matters

It’s time to upgrade the older computers at this mid-tier law firm, and after much discussion and research, an IT pilot fish’s team has decided to go with what used to be called a bookshelf PC.”I was very happy with the choice,” says fish. “The new …

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Parlez-vous workflow?

IT consultant pilot fish is working for a multinational chemical company, and that translates into some of his internal customers being in Paris — an ocean away.”In order to extend our shared workday, since there was a lot of back-and-forth with re…

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Details, details…

This pilot fish’s first-ever programming job in the 1980s is for a wholesaler that sells athletic socks on consignment — the kind with licensed logos on them.”Each retailer was contractually obligated to maintain a certain stock level,” says fish. …

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Ready, fire, aim!

It’s a couple decades ago, and this insurance company is still running on a very old mainframe and a collection of homegrown Cobol accounting systems, according to an IT pilot fish on the scene.”But the VP of IT had ambitions of modernizing,” fish s…

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Our kind of guy

It’s the 1980s, and for half a year this IT pilot fish and his team have been working on a major project: upgrading the mainframe.”Six months have been spent checking the requirements and specifications,” fish says. “The decision was made to go with…

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