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.
12 posts • joined 26 Feb 2015
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.
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.
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.