Eradicating the Staff Shared Drive
On my list of things to achieve before I die is this note:
It's currently just a global mapped drive. There are guidelines for its use but:
"12. Eradicate staff shared drive and find a model to emulate its function in a sane way."
- there is no standardised filing system, so important documents get 'lost' and my phone rings
- it's impossible for departments to see how much space is being consumed
- no security controls are in place to prevent tampering
- it's a dumping ground for all sorts of rubbish, and staff do not tidy up after themselves
A solution should allow staff to share documents between themselves and departments where applicable, but should not be a dumping ground for any old rubbish. It should be easily accountable, regimentally organised and easy to maintain.
I'm researching in other ways but briefly, I'd like to survey EduGeek members for how you deal with this problem. Please don't turn it into a bash-fest, flamewar or other -ism.