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Really several of those have happened here, and a couple of more from Dilbert[TM] that don't show up in that link. I thought Dilbert[TM]
was meant to be a cartoon, not a documentary?
IT controls the virus checkers on all the machines, but they never keep them up to date
for Windows, nor alow us to update them. "Linux is just a Toy" is a direct quote from IT. The other day a colleague
told IT that someone had to move down from Mac to Windows, and ITs reply was "at least they
didn't take even more steps backwards to Linux", but I digress.
After IT discovered the Virus, they declared, without any evidence, all Open Source Browsers,
like Firefox and Opera, and Email programs must be ameliorated from all company computers,
or you would be terminated. They then decreed that in the name of security only IE6 and
Outlook would be acceptable for Internet access for any reason (so much for using any other ports, those
do not exist per IT). Makes lots of sense to force the usage of the two most attacked programs in the history of Mankind
in the name of security. I've about given up on Internet at work and do most of what I need at home now.
IT always says "we must protect The Server". If The (Windows) Server is so vulnerable that it needs
so much protection, why do they keep using it? I've asked to be removed from The Serve as I don't use it
to do my job other than for backups, and IT says my source code backups are to large and want them removed (WTF?).
I develop Embedded Systems. Right now I'm trying to write a USB driver for a AVR, that has to
work with Windows, but IT says I don't need Admin Rights. Boss says "do what IT says". Guess I'll just tell the
customers "sorry I could not test this, talk to the boss or IT if it does not work", as I'll
have no idea if it works. Its a small company, telling me to talk to someone higher up won't help. Resume anyone?