Linked by Jesse Smith on Wed 14th Apr 2010 21:00 UTC
General Development Ms. Z. Arsenault is an IT consultant working in the depths of a large North American energy company. She's one of those brave souls who works away in the background, keeping the servers running, making sure all the pieces fall properly into place so when the employees wander in each morning their applications run as expected. It's often a busy job just keeping things on a steady path. But Ms. Arsenault and her team aren't just maintaining the status quo, they're also trying to improve performance and cut costs while maintaining a stable environment for the end user. This week I had the opportunity to talk with Ms. Arsenault about what's she's been up to in the depths of corporate IT.
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I will risk it
by unvivid on Wed 14th Apr 2010 21:59 UTC
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OT and sexist--and will most likely be downranked to oblivion, but she is in my top 3 list for attractive women in (real) IT.

You have what I would call a solid philosophy on your migration. Our "company" is currently evaluating various OS software and contemplating migration of several non-critical departments to OS.

I wonder what growing pains have been encountered with these heterogeneous system.

The problem our company has encountered is the large number of proprietary apps REQUIRED by most of our critical departments. Best case scenario indicates some sort of bastardized domain and support system. So much for saving money when you spend it all on retraining your tier 1 and developers. Management promises to cut costs when we are literally doubling our support vectors.

[edit: because I can r have proper grammar]

Edited 2010-04-14 22:11 UTC

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