Techy Fun: Why bother with a laptop?

September 11th, 2007 by Richy B. Leave a reply »

As I’m in the process of slowing shutting down other sites I’ve worked on (due to time constraints), I’m reposting them here. Here’s an article from “Behind The Frontline” which was going to be a cross between I Work With Fools, Worse Than Failure and Dilbert.

Category: Political Situations. Author: Dohpaz

I used to work for a company where the majority of the senior staff all had laptops. And they all had docking stations with a monitor, keyboard and mouse (as they didn’t like using the laptop keyboard as it was “too small”).

When senior management noticed that staff were leaving the laptops on their desks over night (posing a possible security risks), I had to then source and install suitable locks to make sure the laptops couldn’t be moved from the desks.

Could someone please explain to me the reason these staff members were given £1,500+ worth of laptops when a simple desktop unit could have sufficed at half the cost?

This post is over 6 months old.

This means that, despite my best intentions, it may no longer be accurate.

This blog holds over 12 years of archived content - during that time, I may have changed my opinion of something, technology will have advanced (and old "best standards" may no longer be the case), my technology "know how" has improved etc etc - it would probably take me a considerable amount of time to update all the archival entries: and defeat the point of keeping them anyway.

Please take these posts for what they are: a brief look into my past, my history, my journey and "caveat emptor".

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