Avoid a tech catastrophe and step away from the button

It's only a matter of time before all hell breaks loose when fiddling with switches and power cords


Admit it: We can't keep our hands off tech and gizmos, even when we know better. We give in to the irresistible urge to see what happens if a button is pushed or innocently believe it couldn't hurt anything. Then chaos breaks loose and IT spends hours repairing the damage. Oops.

The InfoWorld Off the Record blog is where IT pros share these real-life tales of the job. In this collection, rookies and veterans alike are caught up when the harmonious hum of work comes to a sudden halt.