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Comment Re:Administrators control (Score 1) 190 190

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:Reason: for corporations, by corporations (Score 1) 489 489

HOAs are voluntary. They're nutty, but people voluntary enter into those agreements. This has nothing to do with Libertarianism except in that it's free people acting freely with one another. No one's forcing you to buy a home that's part of one. I wouldn't.

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

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) 121 121

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.

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