This is a note to my valuable readers. CNET Networks, owner of ZDNet, laid off 10% of its North American work force on Wednesday March 26th 2008 and I was caught up in this round’s layoffs. I was one of two permanent editors on staff at ZDNet but despite being one of the top draws with ~1 million page views a month, CNET/ZDNet let me go. I provided valuable insight to ZDNet while I was there with in-depth analysis and insight from an IT Engineer’s point of view and I enjoyed stimulating your minds and entertaining you. CNET is in some financial trouble and they took some desperate measures and they made the decision that I am expendable. While I may disagree with that decision, it isn’t mine to make and I’m going to move on to greener pastures.
So far, several potential news organizations have shown interest but they’re checking for an opening. But if I can’t get a solid offer, then I’ll go back to the IT Consulting business which I was perfectly happy doing and maybe do some blogging on the side. My IT skill set hasn’t declined because I spent the last 2 years analyzing and researching technology and I acquired my CISSP certification during that time. However, I may also explore other careers but it’s too early to say at this point since it’s only been 2 days since my departure from ZDNet.
At this point in time, this site is a static HTML site only but I’ll convert it in to some sort of IT/Technology portal with dynamic HTML, RSS, and a full talkback system. Sorry there are no RSS feeds on this site right now but I’ll keep this front door updated with any additional news so please check back manually for the time being. Thank you for your support.