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Comment: Re:Administrators control (Score 1) 190

by SimplyGeek (#49528251) Attached to: Microsoft Announces Device Guard For Windows 10
As a developer, it's always fun when I have to submit a ticket to get a simple Visual Studio plugin installed, wait a month, get signoffs from my manager, IT, the desktop testing lab, and finally get it installed by someone in India that doesn't know how to install it. He then proceeds to close the ticket even though it's not configured right and I can't configure it without admin rights. We need a better system.

Comment: Re:Not Invented Here (Score 1) 614

by SimplyGeek (#43665413) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Won't Companies Upgrade Old Software?

simplify the process so you don't have all these special conditions and it isn't that hard to provide service.

Good luck with that. If your business allows for it then great. Too many people get hung on process for process sake. However, those processes might not allow for change. Ever deal with government regulations? You can't just say "well, we'll streamline our processes to simplify IT upgrades by ignoring all those pesky government regulations. HIPAA? More like NoThankYa!"

Comment: Re:Tightening reins on developers? (Score 3, Insightful) 121

by SimplyGeek (#43482769) Attached to: Businesses Moving From Amazon's Cloud To Build Their Own
That's not always the case. Look at workplaces that fall under HIPAA regulations. That last thing IT wants is for developers to start up their own app projects in the cloud, whereby their apps start accessing PHI/PII. The moment that PHI goes from the local intranet and those bits go onto a 3rd party cloud service, the company will shit a brick because the developer's just violated regulations. There's a reason IT and security requires oversite of app development.

Nothing happens.