* Posts by allegoricus

2 posts • joined 9 Jan 2013

5,000 UK pubs get free Wi-Fi... and they're not even all in London


Re: You get what you pay for

"Trouble with most of this "free wifi" is that it normally gives about the same performance as a 56K modem."

And with the Cloud there's about two-minutes-worth of arsing about logging in. Quicker just to use 3G in many cases.


Which qualifications are worthwhile?


Re: Don't bother

Re. "But it's relatively expensive to fly him from India when the secretary's screen won't come on or you need to plugin that new NAS into the network."

If the organisation's large enough to have its own helpdesk (in which case where it's located is irrelevant to the discussion), then conducting running repairs on the user's desk makes no sense.

Hardware problems should be dealt with in the workshop. A man-with-a-van can take care of swapping out on site.

Keeping users working is a high priority.