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General Chat Thread, How is your software organised? in General; Yeah, there is that problem, suppose. This reminds me, we should really have a sort out of all our old ...
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    Yeah, there is that problem, suppose.
    This reminds me, we should really have a sort out of all our old "never ever used" software.

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    Mines in piles, many of them all around the office...

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulsharpe View Post
    Yeah, there is that problem, suppose.
    This reminds me, we should really have a sort out of all our old "never ever used" software.
    We are in the process of this. Part "we know this is never used so remove it, archive the software and see if there are complaints" plus going to each department and saying "Please provide us with a list of software you use and where it is referenced in your schemes of work". We are slightly flexible but we are fed up of fifty million language applications that all overlap and get used either never or once a year.

    As for our storage. We have CD's in cases in racks, licenses are in a document folder and all referenced in a spreadsheet. Not sure we could ISO everything! Aiming to get this all sorted into the help desk once it is up and running and settled down.

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    hi

    I copy the disks to a server and then create a 2 htlm pages with links to the correct folders. One has the site licience programs and the other has extra programs sorted by department.

    Just an idea.

    Richard

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    We copied all of our CDs to a HDD to store them in case of "misplacement" by other members of staff.

    The CD's themselves are divided into 3 sections:
    Everything we run via the network is stored in a metal DJ-style CD case.

    All of our drivers CDs, OS CDs etc. are on 1 shelf of a cupboard.

    All of the software which requires a license code when installing is on another shelf in the cupboard.


    We so rarely have to use an actual CD that they are in no particular order beyond that.

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    I take copies of the CDs, and keep these in lever arch folders, sorted by department. The originals I give back to the departments, as I simply don't have the storage space for all those boxes.

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    Mine are organised by colour, I knew I shouldn't have taken on that OCD intern

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    lol midget

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirbendy View Post
    I make a point of handing the physical media back, as it can't come back and bite me in the bum when they can't find it.
    I do the same, anything that comes to me from another member of staff goes back in their pigeon hole after copying to our Software share. Anything that comes directly to me from the supplier goes in my round file.

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    On a NAS with tech only share access with serials and config details in text files. Physical discs are in a cupboard I organised last year but has once again returned to the "Are you sure its in here?" storage system.

    Wayyyyyyyy too much old software on the system, I made an attempt to clear it out on the image for our new computers lat year but each department returned their lists with pretty much everything ticked. Just remove their shortcuts and see if complaints begin
    Last edited by bondbill2k2; 4th May 2012 at 08:49 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bondbill2k2 View Post
    Wayyyyyyyy too much old software on the system, I made an attempt to clear it out on the image for our new computers lat year but each department returned their lists with pretty much everything ticked
    You made the mistake of telling them what apps they had. When I went through the same process, I came at it from the other end and said "all applications will be removed during the network migration; please let me know which ones you would like re-installing".

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