Because users are often unpredictable, admins like to restrict how much control and access they have on their devices. However, when deploying a new set of devices, the significant question of “How much control or freedom should we give the users?” doesn’t seem to get enough consideration. For some network administrators, and for some end users, this question may seem to have a simple answer, but once you’re considering hundreds of different devices, and/or hundreds of different users, it becomes a big, complex conundrum. It is a matter of serious consequence for your system and network security, as well as device usability and user satisfaction.
So, for most of this year, I’ve had an iPad on loan from the House, so that I could share in the iPad experience, and better support them. Now that the year, and my traineeship, is nearly over, I have to hand it back and I’m left with a few questions: Was the iPad actually any good? Did I actually use it? Am I going to miss it? Do I want to buy one, now that I’m not going to have this one anymore? Continue Reading
So, I’ve had my new phone, the HTC Sensation, for about a month now and I think I’m getting the hang of using it. There are still some things about it that annoy me, but some of the things that I initially thought were stupid are actually quite nifty. Continue Reading
So, this week’s been pretty packed. I’ve had lots of things to organize in getting ready for my traineeship. I had to complete an online course about occupational health and safety (OHS) before my induction next week. A lot of the content was repetitive and oriented more towards highly physical and construction-type jobs, which of course is not what I’m doing.