Nah, the server went walkabouts
1896 posts • joined 6 Jan 2010
Even without good communications between the various departments and IT it is not possible for IT to chart a route ahead.
4 years ago I installed a brand-new server with 6Tb of hard drive space at $current_company. Everybody was happy.
Then all of a sudden the one department decided that it is a good idea to start dumping allsorts of data taken from various sites onto said server for safekeeping without notifying IT.
And another department also followed suit with storing databases from site "just in case", also without notifying IT.
The end result? A clogged file server. And a struggle to get manglement to upgrade it.
Had both departments informed IT what they planned to do, a, upgrade/expansion path could have been planned for and the nastiness associated with a full file server could have been avoided.
Communications is also a crucial factor without which any IT department is doomed to fail.
Nah, am highly skeptical myself.
Maybe El Reg can get hold of a demo unit or two and see if any attempt can be made at accessing encrypted data?
It should be really simple... one of the staff members should turn on encryption, and dump a shedload of Dabbsy/Simon/whatever articles onto the phone. Once that is done and finished, another staff member should "blag" the phone, and try to access the data contained thereon...
While that is done, the same should be done to other smartphones that boasts encryption and all that kind of bells and whistles... should be good to have a handy comparison between the various contenders on the market.
I was doing some work for a gentleman over the weekend, and he had Win8.1 installed on his laptop. He told me he hated the UI as it is totally nonintuitive for him.
Installed Classic Shell, and he was happy to get rid of the tiles.
Will ping said gentleman tonight and see how things goes with him.
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This sort of thing scare me - by realizing that I literally hold the future of the entire company in the palm of my hand.
Wiping out/corrupting backups, then wiping the server and skedaddling off is a sure way of crippling the company seriously...
...but because of ethics I won't. But it still scare me, and I have to fight the darkness within me every day.
Hah. We use Konika Minoltas at work. Contract with the printerer company was due for renewal, my Boss and myself looked around for something better than those Minoltas,and found it. Think it was Toshiba, where your print jobs can follow you wherever you are, and a great central console management function.
Until new Minoltas got wheeled into the building... Started to ask what was going on, seemed the CFO renewed the contract without informing IT of that.
More expenses just to get the minoltas to do what we want. Aint life great?
Why block paying users even if they're from other regions?
Heck, if my South African Rands are good enough for them, then they should allow me to watch what I want, not dictate to me that I can watch X, Y, and Z but not A, B and C whilst the rest of the world+dog can watch from A up to Z without any restrictions.
Kind of boggles the mind....
Scotty! Beam me up!
Buggrit millenium hand and shrimp
Tried to upgrade a freshly installed Win7 PC (legal licence, physical hardware) to Win10 - seems that when you REALLY do want the upgrade, it will play silly buggers and refuse to install.
Tempers fuggit, send in Mrs Ogg, Weatherwax and Greebo to sort this tomfoolery out.
grc.com and never10.exe for those straggling few PC's having their tootsies stomped on by WGX
I am not impressed, we also get a hammering on our network as there are three or four W10 viruses spewing forth their vitriol here.
Earlier in the year I relented and allowed my laptop to be upgraded to W10 - and regretted it two days after... now I'm very anti-win10 and want that particular nasty virus to go away and never return.
it's worse than Cryptolocker. With crypto you just nuke the offending PC, restore a good backup and you're back in business... with win10 if you throttle port 80 or any port it uses, then people will moan and complain... no way for you to save face here.