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1024 Words: Honey IT Badger Don’t Care

The reaction in IT when there’s something wrong with a core router is to avoid disruption and its associated costs to the business.

The reaction in IT when a user has problems is to embrace disruption and its associated costs to the business.

panic-attack honey badger

There’s something wrong with this model.

 

quote-badgeThanks, I know VMware tote a 3:1 Desktop/Thin Client ratio in terms of support burden, i.e. one engineer can service 100 fat clients or 300 thin clients (in user terms). Would you say that this is realistic?

I have a school district with 3 tech's who support 5k devices. Its powerful. 90% of problems can be finished with "log out, login get a new desktop".

-- SpiceWorks, Virtualization Adoption Thread 


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Lori MacVittie is responsible for education and evangelism of application services available across F5’s entire product suite. Her role includes authorship of technical materials and participation in a number of community-based forums and industry standards organizations, among other efforts. MacVittie has extensive programming experience as an application architect, as well as network and systems development and administration expertise. Prior to joining F5, MacVittie was an award-winning Senior Technology Editor at Network Computing Magazine, where she conducted product research and evaluation focused on integration with application and network architectures, and authored articles on a variety of topics aimed at IT professionals. Her most recent area of focus included SOA-related products and architectures. She holds a B.S. in Information and Computing Science from the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay, and an M.S. in Computer Science from Nova Southeastern University.