Andrew writes: Slashdotters, I need guidance. I'm a manager at a startup, and decided recently to outsource to an outside IT firm to set up a network domain and file server. Trouble is, they (and all other IT companies we could find) insist on administering it all remotely. They now obviously have full access to all our data and PC's, and I'm concerned they could steal all our intellectual property, source code and customers. Am I being overly paranoid and resistant to change? Should we just trust our administrator because they have a reputation to uphold? Or should we lock them out and make them administer the network in person so we can stand behind and watch them?
It would've made zero difference. The story hit all sorts of pro-linux sites, and foaming-at-the-mouth zealots in all of them gave their feedback. It only takes reading through the comments posted here in/. to guess what the people posted there.
In a perfect world, experience would be the only thing that counts, but in thew real world networking and certifications get you the job and the studying for the certifications and real experience allows you to do and keep your job.