Comments on: BYOD Spurs IT Innovation and Skill Set Advancements http://www.bmc.com/blogs/byod-spurs-innovation-skill-set-advancements/ BMC Software Tue, 03 Nov 2015 23:59:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Ann Onymously http://www.bmc.com/blogs/byod-spurs-innovation-skill-set-advancements/#comment-224 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:25:00 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=7795#comment-224 How ironic that this comes from the very company that I worked at for
over a decade. We had great IT management, and then they were let go. We
got a manager from the accounting group who thought he knew a better
way and dismissed our knowledge and expertise. Several layoffs occurred
and I became a casualty as they started outsourcing our work. BMC went
from being one of the best company’s to work for, to a place to avoid.

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By: My Son Valets http://www.bmc.com/blogs/byod-spurs-innovation-skill-set-advancements/#comment-211 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:14:00 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=7795#comment-211 Project manager mania exists because corporate thinks an outside entitity will solve their “geek” problems.

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By: My Son Valets http://www.bmc.com/blogs/byod-spurs-innovation-skill-set-advancements/#comment-210 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:08:00 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=7795#comment-210 Things don’t work in IT because the little geeks are treated like gods even though most of what they really do is very simple and repetitive. My 30 years of IT experience demonstrated that most of IT is an overpaid secret society run by children and ego maniacs who spend much of their time and mine playing video games. TechZoro is 100% correct – current IT is 90% process and 10% knowledge.

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By: RetiredHappy http://www.bmc.com/blogs/byod-spurs-innovation-skill-set-advancements/#comment-199 Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:01:00 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=7795#comment-199 The mention of project management brings back some very unhappy memories of how the last company I worked for went from bad to worse. My definition of project management is “bringing in an outsider who has no idea what the company and the products are all about, who tells you right to your face he or she doesn’t have to know what you do and then proceeds to turn a smooth running workplace into a micromanaged gulag that nobody enjoys working in anymore.” I’m so glad I’m retired and out of today’s miserable workforce.

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By: whatsamattaU http://www.bmc.com/blogs/byod-spurs-innovation-skill-set-advancements/#comment-187 Fri, 20 Mar 2015 22:13:00 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=7795#comment-187 Didn’t know about the onedrive snafu, another reason to avoid office beyond 2007 and win8+ for as long as possible.

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By: Juiced http://www.bmc.com/blogs/byod-spurs-innovation-skill-set-advancements/#comment-186 Fri, 20 Mar 2015 20:23:00 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=7795#comment-186 I asked around today when I got in. The only knowledge I had on the programs being tried out was thirdhand yesterday. But Libre office is being tried as well. Currently, there are 5 different office products being tested; and one will be chosen. Not really any of what I have to pay attention to as I’ve got a whole lot of cabling to do and a server to hook in. The final straw from what I now found out was difficulty with the one-drive program that came preinstalled on the few win8 systems we have plus being installed on all the copies of Office 2013. If we were running a full enterprise setup, there would be an option to uninstall it. But as we are not, we only have the option to disable it. And to this moment, the disabling does not fully work as the program was still trying to sync. Having 14 computers with win8.1 installed and 70+ with office 2013 with all trying to sync (and failing) was messing up the network. It also caused problems with the backup system as the startup of the backup procedures would resurrect One-drive. Some kind of bug within MS as having 2-3 MS programs with one-drive integrated causes a confusion in the program. You can change the settings on the computers to local computers, but then it removes most of the automatic features that are used along with the zombie. There are methods I am told to fix it, but it’s beyond my scope or concern to worry about it.

Currently, I do a lot of google docs myself, but only because the other two people in the hardware section have it on their phones as well. I don’t think I’ve used my office OS suite in weeks as the only time I stop in there is to eat my breakfast before the start of shift. Between meetings and real work, who has the time?

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By: whatsamattaU http://www.bmc.com/blogs/byod-spurs-innovation-skill-set-advancements/#comment-185 Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:38:00 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=7795#comment-185 Interesting. I’d go with Libre office vs open office, more MS compatible IMO, but yours is an interesting and important experiment in emancipation from the MS office tyrant. Good luck to you, I hope you succeed and that your success becomes a model for others.

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By: Juiced http://www.bmc.com/blogs/byod-spurs-innovation-skill-set-advancements/#comment-184 Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:39:00 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=7795#comment-184 They’re running a mix at the moment. The front office systems are being run with 2007 office, but some of the plant is being switched between google docs and open office. There may be more being tried, but I’m on a different project and haven’t really paid attention as my focus is hardware (new server and network layout) and not the user software aspect (other then expected network load.) So basically, that segment of IT is running a test to see what direction they are going to jump to. If they run true to form though, a final decision will be made by the third quarter for what the entire plant will be using and fully implemented and users trained for by next January. So right now, there is a lot of confusion with the office suite users; but it will straighten itself out. This is going faster then our IT usually works, but at meetings I’ve attended over the the last few years the impression I get is that they are tired of fighting one segment of the system continuously.

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By: whatsamattaU http://www.bmc.com/blogs/byod-spurs-innovation-skill-set-advancements/#comment-183 Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:55:00 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=7795#comment-183 Exactly my point. So you guys dumped office altogether or stayed with 2007? If you dumped it, what are you running instead?

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By: Juiced http://www.bmc.com/blogs/byod-spurs-innovation-skill-set-advancements/#comment-182 Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:18:00 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=7795#comment-182 The IT department at my company spurned MS Office just because of the enhancements in 2010 and 2013. In a majority of cases, many people didn’t have an issue with it; but it interfered with other programs that were essential for Engineering, Accounting, and Shipping/Receiving. Inter-connectivity is nice, but only if the company that is offering it in the software realizes that there has to be an easy and fool-proof way to turn it off if needed.

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