[LINK] Microsoft .Net plans
Wed, 29 Nov 2000 10:27:01 +1100
At 01:07 PM 28/11/00 +1100, stephen loosley wrote:
>But user support has been patchy, Microsoft officials admitted,
>particularly given the associated cost, the need to be connected to the
>Web, and that users' sensitive files are stored remotely..
Interesting statement - connected to the Web.
As someone who recently had TWO ISPs with faults [outgoing from One.net.au
crashed for over 24 hours so I couldn't send and the mailserver on my
Primenet account was down so I couldn't collect either or telnet to it to
send], I would be VERY averse to relying on a network access to
'productivity' software. Seems like adding 'points of failure' is the
exact opposite direction that people who rely on computers for work would
want to take.
I wonder what the definition of 'user' is, too. Is it the business IT
manager or truly the actual user of the services. We've decided on a
project recently that that is an important question when reading these
sorts of stories.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
firstname.lastname@example.org -- http://www.primenet.com/~jwhit/whitentr.htm