"Paid software is awful because reasons"
Really tired of the herd like mentality.
I started Dara IT in the UK because I want to make a change to the IT industry.
IT Support, Project Management, Consultancy.
I like my money. I like not spending it, I like getting a good deal, finding a bargain or better, getting something for free. Many of us do
But its never free, its not free to the person who gave it to me, the company who made it or the resources used to create it.
So, free e-guide on how to backup your business is offered. In exchange for the "free" guide, you pay for it with your contact details and become a lead. This is called gated marketing, same way you'd pay a toll when crossing a bridge, you pay information to get free stuff.
Now let's look at free software. Starts with the words "I want a free thing which solves this specific problem" It could be CRM, Finance, Security, It does not matter, the problem is we often look at open source software as being fantastic because it is free.
It is great because companies can see all the raw code, they can audit it, different people can contribute and the product gets better but there is a cost to using it, its not in the buying of the software it lies in:
Who pays for all the above? Have you factored it in?
IT professionals can introduce you to lower cost, lower risk, faster and more reliable tools to get stuff done but none of it is free. If anyone ever says "free tool" someone is paying for it.
If you are offered free, be suspicious, if someone offers you something at a big discount, beware.
Sometimes you do get a generous gift, sometimes you really do get a good deal but most of the time, its a trap for later down the line.
Ubiquiti supply is still really bad in Europe though. I could wait 3 months before a new shipment for switches. There's not enough adoption yet.
Yes but the time to try taking a backup is not when the HDD is in a failed state. Any backup tool might struggle to properly take an image of a failing disk.
Anyway. You need three drives, the old failing, a backup target and the new one.
The order should be.
Create rescue DVD on a working Win-7 machine.
Take image via Windows backup to a third HDD
Install Windows 7 on new HDD
Then restore from the backup.
The 2FA is data only right? And they can set it to only work on wifi?
It really depends on the team you have, if you have...cheap mean spirited people on the team. Then yes you'll have to pay a stipend but make it like...cost of storing the app on their devices. $2 a year?
A bigger question, what if they don't have smartphones?
We aren't managing the 2FA - the vendor (hospital) is. We can't dictate what they use.
And no one on your team has work emails on personal devices?
"It depends" on way more factors than 2FA.
Do they currently have work emails on their personal device?
If yes, why does introducing 2FA suddenly require stipends? If no, then provide them with physical tokens for 2FA instead.