just brew it! wrote:Well... legally, they're allowed to do this. But it definitely sends a message of "We don't trust you and we are watching you!"
Yeah it's fine. They can search away all they want. But I have a feeling this is only installed for when something DOES occur that's bad and needs to be investigated, they have the means to do it easily and unobtrusively (without the user knowing someone else is grepping around!)
just brew it! wrote:We've had Sharepoint shoved down our throats, and that's been a bit of a train wreck.
I LOVE SharePoint... I even get to be the Administrator of it on our intranet. We use 2007 right now... I looked at the complexity and numerous pages to migrate to 2010 and I said eff that. Why break what works! yanno?
just brew it! wrote:When you've got hundreds of desktops, you really *don't* want everyone's system downloading Windows updates individually; Patch Tuesday would totally swamp the company's Internet connection. In a large organization, pushing updates out from a local server is the only sensible way to do things when dealing with common software that is used by a large percentage of your users.
True. I don't mind it at all, but so many employee's ignore the forced prompts, shutdown the process (via Administrative task manager) - so funny!
just brew it! wrote:If the data is potentially sensitive, this sounds like a *good* idea to me?
Yup. Very good idea. But we all went through a very painful process in the interim. Most developers use MSVS2010 and local vm's via VMWare Workstation and the encryption software caused A LOT of issues with the vm's! Also, still to this day, they haven't figured out a way to make the encryptiom software work with a 64-bit version of Windows 7 Enterprise, so the SOE we're all stuck with is 32-bit Windows 7 - and that sucks to be limited to 3.25gb of ram!