A big part of that was a large company cheerfully sunsetting a product with a very large user base. We probably should have seen it coming.
Posts by robpomeroy
15 publicly visible posts • joined 16 Sep 2016
Requiem for Google Reader, dead for a decade but not forgotten
Businesses should dump Windows for the Linux desktop
Re: Genuine Question
SCCM has a few moving parts. Rather than a single Linuux product being a complete replacement, you might consider one or more of the following:
Rudder - configuration compliance: https://www.rudder.io/
Ansible - a shallower learning curve than Chef or Puppet, I think, and doesn't require an agent: https://ansible.com
Rundeck - task automation: https://www.rundeck.com/
Foreman - lifecycle and patch management: https://www.theforeman.org/
FreeIPA - identity and policy management: https://www.freeipa.org/
These are all open source, so you can use them FoC. Commercial power-ups exist.
What an IDORable Giggle: AI-powered 'female only' app gets in Twitter kerfuffle over breach notification
BlackBerry tells UK High Court that security outfit SentinelOne is its direct rival
Re: Staff who wipe machines
There could be a legitimate reason, in the sense that they had been using the machine for personal purposes. If permitted by the company policy, there's no real issue with that.
If I'd been doing personal banking on a company laptop, I might do a precautionary wipe, since you can never be certain where the laptop would end up, ultimately. I'd just do a free space wipe though - far less likely to raise the alarm.
Wait a minute, we're supposed to haggle! ISPs want folk to bargain over broadband
Re: PlusNet Billing
Under the Limitations Act, an alleged breach (non payment) would have to be actioned within 6 years. So the max you could ever owe if the beach were deliberate would be 6 years' worth plus interest.
If you've been trying to pay and can demonstrate you've tried to pay, and the ISP took you to court, the judge would probably make the ISP pay your legal bills. Unfortunately there's no tariff for incompetence.
While US fires criminal charges at Huawei, UK tells legislators not to worry, everything's fine
On the first day of Christmas, Microsoft gave to me... an emergency out-of-band security patch for IE
Carbon Black denies its IT security guard system oozes customer secrets
LogMeIn collapses its 'Cubby' Dropbox clone into LogMeIn Pro
152k cameras in 990Gbps record-breaking dual DDoS
Teenage noughties protocol BitTorrent reinvents itself again
Take a look at Syncthing. I've been using it for a couple of years for on- and off-site replication of similar-sized datasets. It's been pretty stable for a while now, with binaries for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and so on. Has some interesting versioning features that might assist with your use case too. No VPN required. You can use a public introduction server or run your own. Not particularly difficult to set up.
Personally I use it to synchronise between the contents of done Veracrypt containers and several different computers at different locations. A reasonably good private "Dropbox".
Open source, fairly secure, active dev community. Well worth checking out.