Shark Tank

It's the 1980s, and this IT contractor is working on a big project to install an accounting system for a utility in the days before ERP. And with a little downtime on his hands, he gets his first opportunity to try using a virtual machine.

April 18, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

One employee is being laid off at at this manufacturing plant, and a pilot fish is tasked with disabling the newly-ex-employee's accounts while he's getting the bad news. How hard could that be?

April 17, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

This IT consultant really likes his job, including the opportunity to go to conferences and training. To make the most of that, he makes a list of the conferences that will be most valuable -- and to his surprise, they're mostly approved.

April 16, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

IT consultant pilot fish is managing a big project for a utility company, and every two weeks his team holds a workshop to demo the state of the work. But when fish needs to change the start time, there's a problem.

April 15, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

One of the responsibilities this IT pilot fish has inherited is an automatic gate with key-card access that's getting pretty creaky. But management doesn't want to sink money into repairs -- after all, it's working, right?

April 14, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

Company deploys new do-everything enterprise software, and two weeks before it's scheduled to go live, this analyst working on the project requests that unencrypted FTP service be turned on. Who could object to that?

April 11, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

User calls this support pilot fish to report that his monitor is "broken" -- no other details. That's easy to fix, but it may not be the real problem.

April 10, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

Sysadmin pilot fish has been with this company since the beginning, but ever since his boss hired another sysadmin to -- in his words -- "give you some help," it hasn't exactly worked out.

April 09, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

Tech calls this network pilot fish to tell him that he has now rebooted a particular device on the network. Fish's response: I don't think so.

April 08, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

Company is opening a new office and this pilot fish gets the nod to fly down in a few weeks to set up the network and phones. But what the new office's manager has to say is not what fish wants to hear.

April 07, 2014 6:00 AM EDT
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