What NOT to do on a company computer...

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Re: What NOT to do on a company computer...

Posted 26 April 2011 - 01:25 PM

Anyone who actually needs this list, is not really one to think ahead, so therefore they will never see this list.
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Re: What NOT to do on a company computer...

Posted 26 April 2011 - 01:26 PM

@lordofduct are they hiring where you work?
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Re: What NOT to do on a company computer...

Posted 26 April 2011 - 01:28 PM

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Re: What NOT to do on a company computer...

Posted 26 April 2011 - 01:55 PM

View PostBrandon_R, on 26 April 2011 - 01:13 PM, said:

Think about it this way: If it was your company, what would you not want your employees to do on the computers?

:flowers: , this was, according me, the simplest and straight-forward answer. What would I allow my employee do on the tool I provide, with other words, the laptop :unsure: ?
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Re: What NOT to do on a company computer...

Posted 26 April 2011 - 02:23 PM

If the laptop they give you has you as a limited user and you happen to find out the Administrator password. Don't install anything that the company would not condiser productive. (Past experience)
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Re: What NOT to do on a company computer...

Posted 27 April 2011 - 09:29 AM

As far as what you can do - I think it really depends on the company environment. At a company that is more laid back - say, people are encouraged to use their own development environments and custom applications for getting the job done + casual browsing/social media is not shunned upon, but actually expected to a certain extent + you are the administrator of your own system, then the question of what you can do might not be so black and white as 'work and nothing else'.

I've also worked at a company where the exact opposite is true - USB drives to access storage devices is disabled on every system (so only peripherals like mouse + keyboard work), 0% of your browsing should be personal, absolutely no loading of non-preinstalled software, and don't touch any settings. Messing with any of these was grounds for disciplinary action, usually more than once meant termination, and big brother was watching ALL the time. Literally recording what you were doing to be reviewed at any point (and not just logs, but video screen capture).

Obviously it depends on where you work, but even what everyone may consider generally accepted practices (i.e. Facebook) might not be as crystal clear as possible. For example, I might be allowed to access Facebook, but I probably don't want to give details about exactly what I'm working on or talk about coworkers at all.

Some more things I've come across that might not be a "DO NOT DO THIS AHHH!!!" list, but rather a good practice of what not to do:
- Even if you're free to pick your IDE/development platform, try not to be so different that nobody else can access your work
- While it might not be shunned upon in your organization to use the computer as a personal computer, try to avoid putting too much personal information/pictures/etc. (even if work appropriate) on the computer. If you must have it, use a personal thumb drive or portable HD.
- Probably shouldn't complain about the hardware you were given, with an emphasis on not complaining about the IT guy responsible for rationing it all out. Or - go ahead and call him a jerk and see how quickly you don't get an upgrade.


And some definite things to avoid:
- Do not leave the computer unlocked and unattended in public, ESPECIALLY if connected via remote access/VPN.
- Infact, do not leave the computer unattended public, at all.
- Don't do anything risky in the business network or with real data - just because you have a local machine doesn't mean you can't screw something important up remotely.
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Re: What NOT to do on a company computer...

Posted 27 April 2011 - 02:35 PM

View Postlordofduct, on 26 April 2011 - 08:15 PM, said:

Screw that, I'm playing my Hentai dating sim "screw mimi with a purple tentacle" right now while streaming video a young Polynesian girl diddling a goat and smoking butts at my desk.

Oh yeah, America the free!

Thanks for making me spit my mint tea all over my trousers! :D
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Posted 29 April 2011 - 08:51 AM

View PosttlhIn`toq, on 26 April 2011 - 09:00 AM, said:

Don't use the laptop as a hammer with nails.
Don't use the laptop as a raised platform for the dog's water bowl.
Don't display a target on the screen for use with your BB gun.
Don't build it into your kids' volcano science fair project.
Don't balance the laptop precariously on the edge of a table as a poor man's earthquake detector.

Come on, everything you shouldn't do is easily covered under the premise...
If its not on the list of what you should do as part of your work and what you are graciously loaned the laptop for, then don't do it.


You forgot the most important thing.

Do not taunt your laptop.
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Re: What NOT to do on a company computer...

Posted 30 April 2011 - 04:19 AM

Wait, I've got a good one. Don't look for another job on the company's computer :detective:
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Re: What NOT to do on a company computer...

Posted 16 July 2013 - 01:32 PM

View Postcodeprada, on 26 April 2011 - 02:49 PM, said:

  • No P2P software at all!


Unless it's explicitly in the "things we don't allow" list from your company, this doesn't make sense.
I use and have used lots of P2P software on my work computer: bittorrent, skype, etc. There's nothing wrong with that.

Yes, I realise this is an old thread. Still counts.

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Re: What NOT to do on a company computer...

Posted 16 July 2013 - 10:16 PM

Not doing work and only passing time.Playing games , using social websites

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Re: What NOT to do on a company computer...

Posted 16 July 2013 - 11:27 PM

>>America the free

#Snowden

PS. That's the first and last time I'll ever use a hashtag.
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Re: What NOT to do on a company computer...

Posted 17 July 2013 - 06:57 AM

FFS folks. moopet - really? Closing.
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