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RE: [SLUG] hrmm.. go Telstra
- To: Rodos <rodos@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: RE: [SLUG] hrmm.. go Telstra
- From: Rachel Polanskis <r.polanskis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu Aug 24 15:16:33 2000
- Cc: Sydney Linux Users Group <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Reply-to: r.polanskis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
On Thu, 24 Aug 2000, Rodos wrote:
> Rachel you do work at a univerity don't you. Are you sure you are not the
> BOFH! Did you have to admin an NT machine today? I sense some frustration.
To answer your questions:
Yes, I am frustrated,
The awful truth is that our workplace is going through major restructure.
The way each UWS Member does things is quite different. Some members
let the users do anything they want with the network, others hold a
The biggest problems seem to be recurring where the users have been
allowed to determine the direction of IT. I have recently seen some
of the most uninformed and idiotic decisions being made that the uni
now has to accomodate. These decisions impact on IT in a big way
and especially the Corporate image of the uni itself as prescense
on the Internet. Suffice to say that the user group involved made this
decision and actively ensured that anyone with any technical experience
was excluded. Suffice to say that the user group went with the
$250,000 NT solution (that doesn't work) over the $25000 UNIX solution
that has been proven in a production role for almost 2 years.
When querying the user group about the choice, they could not put their
finger on why but the overwhelming feeling one gets is that they liked
the graphics better on the NT "solution" based on the anecdotal evidence.
Rachel Polanskis University of Western Sydney, Nepean
Senior UNIX Admin PO Box 10, Kingswood NSW 2747
Systems && Operations Information Technology Services, Kingswood
r.polanskis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Phone: +61 (0247) 360 291