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Comment: Re:BYOD? Then BYOS(upport) too (Score 1) 348

by pant (#38491470) Attached to: Sorry, IT: These 5 Technologies Belong To Users
No, you are not already paying for that stuff. Your IT Dept. recommends to procurement what to buy, and you kind of glossed over the cost of a server and the associated costs. Not to mention who pays for it. I already addressed the scale of the company, and in spite of what you can do, IT still has to learn how to do it,(maybe,) and maintain the server which costs power, parts usage, and possible overtime. Although I don't work in IT, I serve internal customers, and we try to give them what we can. New equipment costs money, however, and new equipment like air conditioners, printers, floor space, and yes, software and hardware all cost money. These are all things that sales and other departments sometimes need. And no, just cause you already budgeted for a department doesn't mean that that budget shouldn't change. This is just me talking to myself anyway. Cheers.

Comment: Re:BYOD? Then BYOS(upport) too (Score 1) 348

by pant (#38486718) Attached to: Sorry, IT: These 5 Technologies Belong To Users

No, you didn't take that far enough.

Of course, that would require IT to buy, install, administer these simple tools, maybe take the time to learn how to use tools, which is not free, and for the requesting department to fund all of it, and we all know that is asking too much.

That last part about funding is the sticking point. Sure, there is some stretch room for manpower, but it all costs money. Everyone has to justify their budget, from marketing, to sales, to IT, to software engineering, to industrial hardware support, to archiving, to facilities maintenance, to HR, to legal, and to probably other things that I am likely forgetting.

As a caveat to those who talk about IT being a cost and sales bringing in the money, I am not in IT. For any company to be even moderately successful, you must be a team. Get rid of any relevant department to your company above, and it will fail. No toilets? No PBX system? No intranet? No Internet? No Email? Your PC not functioning? No heating/air conditioning? No copier/printer? Signing contracts without legal advice? And on and on?

You are fucked.

Granted this is not as important at 5 employees. Think about 500 employees,or 5000.

And I have a slight problem with sales in any company over about 50 people or so. They will gladly srew over the customer and 70% of their workforce for their own benefit.

Comment: Re:Sounds good (Score 1) 452

by pant (#30039922) Attached to: Review: <em>Dragon Age: Origins</em>
Ten years ago, you would have had a point. Today, not so much. I built a new gaming pc about six months ago, before that I built a gaming pc about 3.5 years previous to that. To expound on that, I built a pc 3.5 years ago that I never upgraded. I went from ddr1 to ddr3 and dual core to more highly advanced quad core, along with a single gpu card to a dual gpu card. Did it cost more money? Undoubtedly.Was it worth it? Undoubtably. I just quit falling for the benchmark trap, and still enjoyed higher qualty gaming.

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