2022 is my 25th year working in IT! Tech has definitely changed over the past 25 years. What was "cutting edge" when you started? I remember Windows 3.11 & Windows 95 X86 CPU's, Intel Pentium MMX, Pentium Pro, and Compuserve to name a few.

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All things C-Suite in Energy and Utilities, 2 - 10 employees
Java. LOL how far the mighty have fallen.
Executive Architect in Healthcare and Biotech, 10,001+ employees
IBM 370 Architecture
Color Terminals
Coding in C 

Porting code to run on Prime, DEC, Data General, Burroughs and Sperry Univac (Different OS's, different flavors of UNIX)

TI Silent 700 Portable terminals with acoustic couplers for working remotely (The more things change....)
Director in Manufacturing, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
Novell Netware - PC networking over, G/Net, Token Ring, and eventually Ethernet…. And then setup our Internet connection in 1991–. Wow those were exciting times!!
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Chief Information Officer in Manufacturing, 10,001+ employees

That sure does bring back some memories, I remember having a Novell Book Burning party when we migrated to Active Directory. Token Ring, Rebuilding TCP stacks in NT 3.51, Token Ring, Vampire Taps, etc.. It has been a ride full of wonderful and challenging changes. Loved every minute of it and still waiting for the next change request. :)

IT Operating Unit Director in Education, 10,001+ employees

Getting AppleTalk to run on our Netware 3.11 server was my first project as a newly-hired PC/Network Tech. I didn’t really know much about either one but figured it out! 😁

Director in Manufacturing, 1,001 - 5,000 employees

You must have started shortly after me. My first upgrade on Netware was from 2.15 (if I recall correctly) to 3.0 then quickly to 3.1 and 3.15 or 3.11 for AppleTalk. Forgot all about those days. Fond memories for sure!! Happy New Year!!

CEO in Software, 11 - 50 employees
I started in a mainframe data center (Computer room). The room was 2K SF in size and was filled with the single mainframe, which included a total of 16Gb of data or 1/2 of the disk size on a minimum iPhone. 

I moved to client server in 1991 and was building 386s with Windows 3.1 and having to remove excess files on 40Mb disks so I could create a swap file for memory and leave a little room to actually store end-user created docs. :)
CIO in Healthcare and Biotech, Self-employed
Flashing your 28.8K modem to get 33.6K, what an amazing, free upgrade - not to mention calling it BAUD instead of bits per second :)
Managing Director in Manufacturing, 51 - 200 employees
Insert disk 4 of 14 to continue....
Director of IT in Software, 201 - 500 employees
I started with Pentium II, Win 95 and Windows ME, modem, crt monitor and floppy disk

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