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Or maybe, just maybe they found out how well those transitions are working at those listed agencies: No centralized management, nightmares controlling unauthorized software, etc. And the worst surprise of all is that once you've solved the unauthorized software problem, it seems trivial compared to the new problem of purchasing, distributing, and installing authorized software, especially if the authorized software happens to be FREE.
How do I know? Yeah, that's right. I'm a help desk worker at one of those listed agencies. And from the conversations I've had, I think the only person in the org who doesn't think it was an epic fail is the whole arse who ordered the change.