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    Reasons to be Cheerful

    I have been thinking about what has improved in my job as IT tech in the 7 years I have been doing the job, and I came up with:

    CRTs disappearing, so no more ricked backs and crushed fingers!

    Floppies gone, so no fiddly replacement of drives or trying to find useable disks

    FINALLY going over to WinXP ( yes, I know, I know) so computers easier to deal with remotely.


    What do the rest of you think has improved, technically speaking?

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    - More remote management, so I waste less time walking around the site
    - Newer computers (when I started here, nearly all the PCs were 4+ years old, now hardly any are)
    - Automated boot and shutdown
    - Greater ability/competence among the users (does that count as a technical thing?)

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    I am going to have to go with increased amounts of real servers rather than jimmyed up desktops that we used to use yonks ago.

    Extra technician, which has made a wodgeload of difference

    Vastly increasing number of dextrous fingered techwomen in the industry

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    Oh, you! (smiles coyly)

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    I'm allowed on the servers now... and I'm allowed to create packages! (with varing degrees of success) RM does make it easier....

    oh and the monitors thing i have to agree with.... now i can fit 10 on the sack truck instead of a wobbly 3!

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    Multi core machinery - more power for less space
    TFTs
    USB storage
    XP over NT4
    Wifi access
    Remote management/VPN from home

    I'm duty bound to say "more female techs", as my missus was a schools tech not so long back (at 19)..she's now a well paid webdev/designer at 22, and is happy to be out of it.

    That said, when I worked at the council (17ish, for a few years on the mainframe and off site support), I was working with a female Analyst/Tech..1996/7ish, I'd say. Damn good she was, too.

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