And so it was as a young man that I aspired to be a manager. Management looked like control to me. After all, I thought that as I acquired technical expertise in operating systems, security, and networking, I should be the one holding the reins. That’s logical, perhaps. But it’s naive.
If we assume economies of scale, eventually, it may become silly for a business to own lots of IT infrastructure. Why not lease it from cloud providers? They’ll be able to do it cheaper, and besides…they’re experts. I think it’s possible that businesses will eventually migrate most (if not all) of their applications to the cloud.
Should you go from the CCNA to the CCIE directly? Why or why not? Considering SDN, is going after the CCIE even a good idea? I opine.
@DrDust tweets: @packetpushers – at the beginning you appeared very Cisco centric. Now not so much. What do you guys “like” working on? Be warned, @DrDust. This is probably not the post you’re looking for. But it’s where my mind went after reading your question. ;-) On Early Cisco-centrism I don’t especially remember that early Packet […]
A reader wrote to me, explaining that they were unhappy in their current job situation, and queried how they might be able look for a new job without raising any red flags with their existing employer. Tricky, but I have a few thoughts, having done this a time or two over my career. Unhappiness This […]
Software defined networking (SDN) has caused many network engineers to ask the question, “Will I have a job in the future?” I believe that everyone who is willing to stay current and update their skills will forever be employed. The key is staying current. What does that mean, exactly? I have a post coming about […]
Today, I received this gem of a recruiter ping via e-mail… I saw your background at Carenection, some people I talk to over there are really happy, and others are keeping their head out so I thought I’d drop you a line. I’m working with an Enterprise Hosting Company looking for a Network Engineer to […]
Matthew Mengel posted on the Packet Pushers community blog that he has accepted a scholarship to study astronomy full-time, meaning that he’ll be out of networking for at least three years. Longer if things go well for him. Teren Bryson posted “Burnout Redux” as a response and commentary. While very much of what Teren said […]