* Posts by BMG4ME

12 posts • joined 26 Feb 2015

IBM bans all removable storage, for all staff, everywhere


Just pointing out that the statement made about "not allowed to browse the internet from your work machine" doesn't apply to IBM which is one of the least restrictive companies I know when it comes to curbing or censoring employee activity on company owned PCs.


"Indeed, IBM offers advice on how to install Linux on its own POWER 9 servers using a USB key. ®"

I am not sure that the ban covers that. You need a USB key or CD to install Windows too.


Re: I see why they would do this, but ...

I can't imagine it would exclude contractors. This is common practice in so many organizations including the government. My only wonder is that it's taken so long. I am an IBMer but not speaking on behalf of IBM.

IBM staff petition for right not to work on Trump's pet projects


Re: And the cycle of stupid continues

These are the morons that eventually leave, after dragging down morale inside the company, go elsewhere and drag down morale there too, then write stupid comments on Facebook about how awful IBM is (which it isn't).


Re: A principle is not a principle until it has cost you money.

I agree. I am thinking of starting a petition saying that anyone who refuses to work on such a project be fired and replaced by someone who values working for a company this is willing to pay them.

IBM: ALL travel must be approved now, and shut up about the copter


This article is so inaccurate. It's not all business travel, it's not saying that it's banned regardless of value, it's saying that it needs approval. It's only for services. A services organization is accountable for all travel regardless of who pays for it. Large overhead pushes up hourly rates. Customers and everyone else should be pleased that a company is spending its customers dollars wisely.

IBM UK: Oh, remote workers. We want to be colocated with you again


I Like Working in an Office

I am an IBMer who works at home and would much rather be office based. I believe that having everyone working remotely is one of the biggest reasons the company doesn't feel the same anymore. I like to be able to work at home from time to time but being with your team face ti face is part of the fun of working for a company like IBM.

IBM says no, non, nein to Brexit


This was not against BCG.

Lenovo system update flaws plugged, security world not impressed


Re: Just wondering why ...

Because they update important software. I am not removing System Update, in fact it's usually one of the first things I look for when I get a new Lenovo system, to make sure that it's there.

Putting this into perspective, I am just looking at the list of installed Microsoft Windows "Security Updates" on this PC - there are 257 of them, many of them I am sure released by Microsoft to patch flaws no less serious than the ones discovered in System Update.

These are my personal views.

$250K: That's what Lenovo earned to rat you out with Superfish


Re: Heads will roll?

So you'll never buy Target or Gap again? You would let one mistake that didn't even affect you stop you from buying a brand you obviously like? Life is too short and time is to precious to hold grudges.

Lenovo CTO: Hey, look around – we're not the only ones with a crapware infection


Re: crapware free

I hope the reason you wouldn't consider Lenovo isn't because of what just happened. People should be allowed to make mistakes as long as they learn from them. I've used many laptops over the years and those from Lenovo are by far the best.


I hope Lenovo doesn't get rid of all utilities, some of the Lenovo ones are excellent, such as the System Update tool and the Solution Center (which saved me from a data loss once).

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