Work: August 2008 Archives

Since the beginning of the year (maybe since late last year) we’ve all heard the rumors and then confirmations that our company would be splitting into two separate entities and literally going their own ways. Wow! Doesn’t that make employees paranoid?

After two rounds of lay-offs earlier this year where we literally lost over 120 users in our part of the split, my group was told it would be responsible for all tech support and that would include servers, workstations and network.

We’ve been a small business unit IT group supporting mostly Macs and now we’re being asked to prepare to collect our marbles and go play elsewhere. Everyone in our group has extensive cross-platform experience with Macs, Windows and UNIX, so we’re confident about our roles and expertise, but we now get the chance to start over on so many things!

Our network has been handled by one group, our Windows Server team was another group and our own Mac group was mostly left out of any infrastructure decisions long ago because we weren’t “standard” or as most in the biz can understand: we weren’t “Windows”.

Now, we get to start over.