Horoscope: Don’t switch spreadsheet app, Sagittarius

Chris Tilbal is not a certified astrologer; he’s just a guy who sometimes gets a vibe. The horoscope appears once a month.

Horoscope for December, 2002:

ARIES (March 21-April 20): Market forecast from IDC for 2003 leaves you dispirited and weary. Focus on expanding successful

customer relationships before trying to build install base. After repeated delays, e-procurement engine is off and running.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21): Harmless SMS banter with coworker may take unexpected turn. Cheers all around as CEO gives go-ahead to desktop refresh. Structured cabling project needs a re-think.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21): You can’t afford to sweep intellectual property concerns under the rug. “”Dirty data”” makes business intelligence implementation difficult to execute. Pressplay starts to look like an addiction in the making.

CANCER (June 22-July 22): Sigh of relief as end-user survey results show sympathy for your workload. Someone in another department has to realize costly CRM tools remain “”nice-to-haves.”” Staff squabble over hard drives will work itself out.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 23): Someone needs to keep task force meeting on track: why not you? Multi-function copier proves a hard sell to administrative staff who liked their own devices. Take time out for morning seminar.

VIRGO (Aug. 24-Sept. 23): Prioritize according to business need, not by who yells the loudest. Service provider market seems ripe for entry, if the right business plan is in place. Paper jams are not your problem any more.

LIBRA (Sept. 24-Oct. 23): Introduction to processor-boosting technology leaves you half-skeptical, half-hopeful. CEO memo fails to completely clarify office buzz about restructuring plan. User needs gentle nudge about ever-growing “”sent”” folder.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22): Passive-aggressive coworker seems more interesting in doing your job than her own. Development tool upgrade satisfies lingering pet peeves you had with first release. Not every song is suitable for a cell phone ring.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21): It may be the new economy, but your bank account reminds you of the recession. Accountants raise hell when spreadsheet switchover is brought up. Why keep all those floppy disks around?

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 20): There are no real “”power users”” in your organization, so no one should complain about server speeds. Trackpad versus trackball contretemps is bound to shift timeline for notebook acquisitions. PBX has plenty of life left in it.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21-Feb. 18): Java applet impresses visitor from head office. Intranet news item drags you reluctantly into the spotlight. Achieving new levels of certification is never a waste of time.

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Spinoff talk gives you new source of motivation as product release date nears. Open source dissenter becomes reluctant convert after demo succeeds. Get that picture off your monitor’s wallpaper — now.

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