Shared Not Networked
It is January 2009, my blog had been frozen for a looong time. I hope to catch up.
Not that I am complaining, but rather I am both disappointed and frustrated here in Saudi Arabia. I had a lousy day at office today (and for the past several months).
Today I had a discussion with the operations manager of our contractor. I insisted to implement a provision in the contract to provide us 10 network printers. However he insisted that they indeed provided us with network printers.
True, they provided us a hundred of network-capable printers, but these supposed network printers are not connected to the network. They are only currently ‘shared’, meaning the printer is directly connected to a particular computer, then we only share. The problem is, if the computer is off or on stand-by, other computers can not print with this shared printer.
Anyhow, to cut the story short, after agonizing explanation and reference to the contract, the contractor decided to concede.
Another day at office…