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[#] Sun May 15 2022 20:06:24 EDT from darknetuser

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Professionally, we are starting to see organizations becoming aware

that turning over 100% of their computing to one of the tech giants may

not be the greatest idea. They are either repatriating key workloads

or at least spreading them out across multiple providers. I'm helping

one out right now whose management basically told them "get the f**k

out of Amazon" and because the whole thing was Kubernetes based they

were able to just shuffle it around everywhere.


I am happy because the boss in my main job wanted to keep control of the main infrastructure in-house from the get go.

But then that was easy because we serve so few concurrent users.

[#] Fri May 20 2022 21:50:03 EDT from Woodpusher

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Our company "merged" with another company, but the other company got 51% of the merge weight, then they proceeded to destroy our corporate culture and forced us to use sucky Google tools.



[#] Sat May 21 2022 06:51:06 EDT from Nurb432

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at least its not Microsoft tools.

Fri May 20 2022 09:50:03 PM EDT from Woodpusher

Our company "merged" with another company, but the other company got 51% of the merge weight, then they proceeded to destroy our corporate culture and forced us to use sucky Google tools.



 



[#] Thu May 26 2022 13:50:14 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Sometimes that happens even without a majority stake. We were part of a merger that was built by a new holding company making three acquisitions. The leadership said "THIS company has the best EBITDA; everyone do what they're doing." This was completely ignored, and one of the other companies took over the sales culture and the third took over the technology culture.

Often it has more to do with the personalities involved and how much power grabbing and empire building they're able to get away with.


Thankfully, most of those people were canned after the NEXT acquisition.
:)

[#] Thu May 26 2022 18:36:31 EDT from Nurb432

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Similar, and sort of hard to explain.. 

I was part of agency X.  It did more than IT but we were the IT department.

Governor decided he didnt like that, 'centralize' IT.  So the current central IT, agency Y had to absorb everyone else with a new legal charter. They basically did nothing and everyone hated to deal with them. ( they mostly did mainframe stuff, and inter-agency network and things )

Our team was the first in line to be consolidated, and we were to be the 'model' as we won awards and stuff. Within a year all our management was pushed out, the old guard pretty much took back over and made the place suck again. Never did really recover from that, and the 'old ways' still rule even 15 years later.



[#] Sat May 28 2022 04:00:43 EDT from Woodpusher

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Google Meet does work ok, it is perhaps the least sucky Google tool. Our local office was a pit, with only one rest room per sex, there was ALWAYS somebody at the urinal next to u and frequently others waiting, so i was glad they closed that office building and declared us permanently remote, so that was a benefit of the merger. There was a time where we had themed Google Meet meetings, like 'wear purple' day, but it quickly got to the point where everybody turned off their cameras.



[#] Sat May 28 2022 07:32:13 EDT from Nurb432

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Yes, it does work ok, tho I prefer jitsi if i have a choice.   I can host my own server.



[#] Wed Jun 22 2022 09:02:43 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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a time where we had themed Google Meet meetings, like 'wear purple'
day, but it quickly got to the point where everybody turned off their

"Oh, and next Friday ... is Hawaiian shirt day ... so, you know, if you want to you can go ahead and wear a Hawaiian shirt and jeans."

I'm really not sure how companies that go on and on about security just blindly trust Google and Microsoft and Webex(Cisco) and the others with their communications.
You can pretty much count on the fact that both the American and Chinese governments are, absolutely, listening in.

[#] Wed Jun 22 2022 12:59:23 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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To back up what Kitty posted earlier ... word is starting to get out that Google has begun informing small business owners that they are looking to discontinue the free tier of G Suite.

[ https://tinyurl.com/5n6ex2em ]

Can't say I'
m surprised at all, of course ... hopefully more people will return to the time-honored tradition of having your own mail server.

[#] Wed Jun 22 2022 15:51:10 EDT from Nurb432

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Nothing is really free in the long run. 

Surprised they allowed it at all.

Wed Jun 22 2022 12:59:23 PM EDT from IGnatius T Foobar Subject: Re: Google Workspace

To back up what Kitty posted earlier ... word is starting to get out that Google has begun informing small business owners that they are looking to discontinue the free tier of G Suite.

[ https://tinyurl.com/5n6ex2em ]

Can't say I'
m surprised at all, of course ... hopefully more people will return to the time-honored tradition of having your own mail server.

 



[#] Thu Sep 22 2022 18:28:52 EDT from Nurb432

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What the F-  

Watching a video on YT. It asked for control of my mic. F-off.



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