The BYO-Poetry Contest is over, but the fun isn’t! Until then, please enjoy these poems from our runners-up. Congratulations, winners and honorable mentions, and thanks again to everyone who entered!
technology grows with the tide each year the waves get higher as do the risks of danger released by the unwatched tech toy buyer
a seeming innocent swimming fish can turn out to have sharp teeth swimming with many in your pond hiding in the crowd just beneath
breeding, spreading, growing terror as you do your best to contain and identify the hiding beast to restore, fix and avoid blame
How do you prevent this issue and carefully walk the narrow path, of excellent security and service and avoid your bosses wrath?
treat technology as a population it is and innoculate to prevent infection, be able to monitor local and from afar keeping your files under constant inspection
And explain the true cost of BYOD keeping your company secure as a king, is not the cost of the licenses and software but repairing the damage of doing nothing.
I’ve tried to encourage good practice and control the method of access. But the users prevailed and proved that I failed at realizing all of their assets. Implementation of AD and Intune caused upper-management to swoon. I did quickly excel and the users as well. Now I’m sitting on a beach in Cancun.
BYOD is the future, and that's where we all are heading No more legacy boxes, All the space now needs shredding Laptops give way to tablets and the phones are getting smarter No more security breaches and you need no shackles or halter
system center suite and intune puts your curiosity to a rest Microsoft solutions are a class apart and are the absolute best user demands and business needs are growing like jack's beanstalk Legacy days are gone and productivity is achieved while you walk
Too many group policies and firewall rules are put into effect Let the S/W testing team focus only finding a product defect IT is simplified and things are very easier than before No more walking to helpdesk and now you need a de-tour
Cut down the electricity costs and move things to the cloud Pay only for what you use,that makes your investors proud Iphone, macbook, surface ,ipad air or even the nexus is used Everything is controlled and no room for anything to be abused
Policies enforced Communication secured Geeks can rest easy
The New System Blues
Starting my day with a big cup of joe (full of chocolate and whip cream but no one will know) Boxes are spread all over the floor Stacked in the corners and outside the door
Ignoring the manager, man what a jerk I picked up my screw driver and started to work I'll get it done by five, what did I stutter Oh no not again, where the heck's the box cutter
Got the case all setup and the motherboard in With an IDE cable I look for the bin There's a SATA cable somewhere in the pale I need a couple of those and a hard drive rail.
The power supply may not be enough And the install CD looks a bit rough The manager and I are in a bit of a spat Now he says he wants RAID with that
Ok fine, I've got the extra drives in There are some days when you just can't win I'll get it done by five, don't get your shorts in a bunch Looks like another day I'll go without lunch
The blue screen of death, now what the hell My stomachs in knots, I'm not feeling well Time for TechNet to trace down the errorThe firmware is bad, my mind fills with terror
3rd party drivers are hard to find With five o'clock looming there's a lot on my mind After multiple downloads on a USB drive I get the login, the systems alive!
I made the deadline but just by a hair The apps are installed not a minute to spare Such a long day and I ask myself why Why not next time use VDI
'Twas the night before the meetingand everyone was tweeting,
Our computers and software were working just swell when all of a sudden it all went to hell!
The Sharepoint server was refusing to share, and Virtual environments were coming up bare.
We froze in our tracks and let out a big groan, when heard our main server sing that high pitched tone,
This was a disaster to the utmost degree, this really wasn't the way it should be!
Our clients were coming the very next day, and hopes of a contract were fading away.
So we rushed to the store and bought a new drive, and plugged it in hoping everything would jive.
We were rushing it through but we took the risk, now where the heck is that install disc?
It seemed like forever for the computer to boot, and when we saw the first screen we let out a hoot!
We got passed the bios and the Windows logo, and soon saw the install and told it to go,
Yes, we want to repair our computer, onward and forward to the troubleshooter!
Recover an image, that's what we need, time is wasting, go ahead and proceed.
After what seemed an eternity, we were told to restart, boy, this sure isn’t for the faint of heart!
We pointed and clicked and held our breath, "Would the server boot up or had it met its death?"
The computer restarted and soon showed the main screen. We entered the password and saw a familiar scene.
The services were running and the tasks were complete, thank goodness for Windows and its recovery feat.
The lesson to learn from this miserable plight, is to listen to Microsoft - for they are right.
Always run your backup before you leave at night!