Bob: "Awesome, need to pull out my afro and bell-bottoms to use this bad boy!"
Mark: "It is important for people to learn about the history of where we came from... I always send folks over to the campus of De Anza College down the street from Apple's headquarters to marvel at one of the two original Macintoshes."
Tim: "Our acceptable use policy is zero personal use.... IT sees it as a security and support issue.... We expect our partners to maintain safe Web sites and not flood us with spam or pop-ups. Consumer Web sites do not have the same standards."
Wayne S: "Employees should be given no personal time for surfing on company equipment or network connections. The hidden cost to employers is enormous and makes for a less competitive company, thereby hurting the entire enterprise (including all the other employees as well). Why employees don't understand this is beyond my ability to understand."
Joe IT manager: "As an IT professional and manager, I use the Internet at work for personal use and also use the Internet at home for work use. I work more than the required number of hours every week, carry a Blackberry, respond to emails, am 'on call' 24x7. I don't typically complain about after hours support and see it as part of my job. My company doesn't complain about personal Internet usage and I don't abuse it."
Server Market SplitsvilleJust because the server market's in the doldrums doesn't mean innovation has ceased. Far from it -- server technology is enjoying the biggest renaissance since the dawn of x86 systems. But the primary driver is now service providers, not enterprises.
. We've got a management crisis right now, and we've also got an engagement crisis. Could the two be linked? Tune in for the next installment of IT Life Radio, Wednesday May 20th at 3PM ET to find out.