Only the civil service... by raistlin


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raistlin
... could make a coc up like this.

The civil service, having taken over control of the Judiciary, have insisted that we all have Judiciary e-mail accounts and they refuse to correspond with any other e-mail account.

They seem to have developed a particulary draconian security measure though.

Accepted that one must change a password regularly to miantain integrity but in most cases one is told to choose a new password before the old password's expiry.

NOT in the case of the Judiciary. In this case, one's password is disabled without prior warning so one is left with an e-mail account for which there is no passord, necessitating a painfully intricate phone call to tech support to choose and establish another password.

Now that's what I call secure :lol:
Paul

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Posted 02 Oct 2016, 09:39 #1 

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Borg Warner
Add local council officials to that list Paul.

However private industry is no better. When I retire, in approximately 390 days, I will be writing a book on my time in the electricity industry pre and post privatisation. I'll either make a fortune to keep my mouth shut, a fortune with the book, serialisation in the Daily Fail and film. Or go missing........

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Posted 02 Oct 2016, 19:03 #2 


PaulT
Come on Gary, bet you have no need for 'approximately' bet you have it down to the second.......

In the NHS IT departments seem to be a law unto themselves. In the trust that I worked for PCs and laptops had to be supplied by the IT department at a very large mark up.
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Posted 02 Oct 2016, 19:17 #3 

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Colvert
Hey Paul.
The judiciary have to make up things like that to give the members something to do.--Lol.

Posted 02 Oct 2016, 21:42 #4 

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Dave
PaulT wrote:In the NHS IT departments seem to be a law unto themselves. In the trust that I worked for PCs and laptops had to be supplied by the IT department at a very large mark up.


Sounds very familiar!

Wasn't just IT goods either - there were approved suppliers who we had to procure from, and precious few of them. They furnished us with catalogues to order from, and most of the prices were marked up to eyewatering degrees. On occasion, you could request goods (like the aforementioned laptops)from alternative suppliers, and sometimes even get them, but there were no end of hoops to jump through :(

Posted 11 Oct 2016, 18:23 #5 


PaulT
Dave wrote:
PaulT wrote:In the NHS IT departments seem to be a law unto themselves. In the trust that I worked for PCs and laptops had to be supplied by the IT department at a very large mark up.


Sounds very familiar!

Wasn't just IT goods either - there were approved suppliers who we had to procure from, and precious few of them. They furnished us with catalogues to order from, and most of the prices were marked up to eyewatering degrees. On occasion, you could request goods (like the aforementioned laptops)from alternative suppliers, and sometimes even get them, but there were no end of hoops to jump through :(


In my trust the hoops were solid - procure PCs and laptops from elsewhere and they would not be permitted to be attached to the network.
Paul

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Posted 11 Oct 2016, 19:27 #6 

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Dave
PaulT wrote:In my trust the hoops were solid - procure PCs and laptops from elsewhere and they would not be permitted to be attached to the network.


Dell by any chance?

Our excuse was that we needed tablets (we didn't!) and that the specialist software we were using needed a better spec than the Dells (it didn't!) so we were able to buy better spec'd Toshibas for a third of the price! :)

Posted 11 Oct 2016, 21:07 #7 


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