Sharky

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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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Details, details…

Backup administrator pilot fish who works at a big insurance company gets a request to recover some missing files — which is what a backup admin does, right?Well, maybe. “The support ticket had the following description: ‘Something happened and som…

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Successful, redefined

This IT pilot fish works in change management at a big organization — with at least one big contractor problem.”We’ve just completed an upgrade of a software package used on every workstation,” says fish. “Normally, that takes a couple months. But …

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