If you are in the IT industry, you may have noticed that there was a mini bubble burst over the last few years. A lot of good IT people found themselves out of work. Well the good news, according to Dice.com, is that the industry has recovered from the 2009 recession faster than it did in 2001. Brendan Spaar believes this is because there are more diverse IT jobs out there. Back in 2001 everything was centered around the Dot Com and today computers are everywhere from hospitals to grocery stores. You can find a good IT job at more companies now than you could 10 years ago.
Here's a story right out of the "why didn't I think of that" file. Have you ever wanted to spend all day checking out cat videos and surfing Facebook and LinkedIn? Well one US developer found a way to do it that went undetected for several years.
This clever developer found someone in China that was qualified to do his job. He then mailed his SecureID token to the outsourced employee and paid the person 1/5 of his 6 figure salary to do his job. Then the guy sat back and surfed cat videos on Reddit all day and watched the money roll in.
Well the company that he worked for recently hired Verizon to perform a security audit. Verizon immediately spotted the unauthorized access from China and busted the employee. It turns out this same guy had been pulling in multiple jobs simultaneously all in the 6 figure range.
Brendan Spaar thinks this guy was pretty smart but he could have been a little more tech savy by having the outsourced employee traverse the VPN through a US based proxy. How did he ever come up with enough info for a management report at the end of the day? He surely didn't put down that he had been surfing cat videos all day.
Brendan Spaar is a technology blogger from Forsyth County, GA. Since 2008 he has had a major presence on the web from Alpharetta to Georgia you can find many of his posts all over the internet. This is the technology blog where you will not find arrest or mugshot photos of people but instead you will find