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Microsoft's Windows 10 nagware storms live TV weather forecast

Sean Timarco Baggaley

Re: Poor IT Standards at this outfit

"They are businesses in their own fields, not in computing; they should not be required to run the overhead of an IT department to deal with what they've been sold."

By that logic, the following also applies to all businesses:

They are businesses in their own fields, not in accounting; they should not be required to run the overhead of an accountancy department...

They are businesses in their own fields, not in sales; they should not be required to run the overhead of a sales department...

They are businesses in their own fields, not in writing; they should not be required to run the overhead of hiring people who can spell...

Etc.

For fuck's sake, IT isn't new. We've had PCs in some form or another since the early 1980s, and financiers were getting share prices over telegraph wires well over a century ago; why the hell do people still act like the computer was only invented last week?

Computers have been a basic component of damned near ALL businesses for well over a generation now. There's no excuse for skimping on an IT department, and yes, the TV station in question has either done precisely that, or they have hired incompetent staff. Any competent IT admin today knows where to find the support pages on MS' website.

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