@Simon Westerby 1
>" ... IT training rooms in prisons are not the same as IT training rooms in normal companies."
>Yes they are, and neither should allow access to ANY other network... (interwebs included!)
..in an ideal world, you're probably right; in practice, most places I've worked have their IT training rooms on the same network.
>When I was at EDS they never had any computers that the inmates used, granted I didn't spend too much
>time on that account as mentioned in my previous post. No CRB check and a whole list of passwords that
>could lock down courts or open prison doors.
My experience of EDS in prisons was uniformly bad: including them showing up at a private prison (not one they were contracted for) and informing the IT staff there that they now "owned" all their PCs; charging surreal costs for support which rarely materialized; and not being entirely honest to the prisons about what their remit was.
..Confict of Interest warning: EDS spent years telling Home Office prisons that they weren't allowed to buy the system I'd written, because they were going to be supplying one to do the same job. If EDS had been half-way ethical (e.g. in admitting that they didn't have a working system, and were utterly inept when it came to writing one), I'd be if not rich, then finanically secure. Life's a bitch, ain't it?