What's the craziest device your IT department has been asked to support?

bobbyz

The consumerization of IT trend got me thinking that end users are likely to ask the IT department to support all sorts of devices. What's the craziest or most absurd thing you've been asked to support, or connect to the corporate network?

Answer this Question

Answers

2 total
jimlynch
Vote Up (8)

I'm not an IT guy but I have to sympathize with a lot of them. It can't be fun to have to deal with whatever cool, new consumer device that suddenly appears in the office. I'm sure they have to put up with a lot of headaches from users that insist that their new whatever be supported.

It's got to drive the IT people crazy after a while.

zeeman
Vote Up (6)

Easy.  Back in 2003 when I was just starting out, I was asked to set up a bunch of X-boxes for a Halo LAN party for a sales meeting that had people from different offices coming into town.  Apparently it was a very popular meeting, and it was pretty easy to set up, so the investment in time and effort was minimal, beyond making sure there were enough displays available.  It was probably the only time that I have actually been envious of our salespeople.  

Ask a question

Join Now or Sign In to ask a question.
While the capability to remotely wipe data from lost or stolen mobile phones may help CIOs sleep at night, it may be an outdated approach to BYOD security.
Dell announced a 'virtual smartphone' to help companies keep better track of security and expenses related to employee-owned smartphones and tablets.
CIOs are finding a middle ground between dictating what kinds of technologies to allow and letting workers use anything.
I’ve said it all along that battery life was going to make or break this smart watch. Now that the Moto 360 is finally here, my fears have been confirmed.
A new survey from Kaspersky Lab shows some concerning trends when it comes to securing and protecting business data on mobile devices.
Can you be productive with a tablet? You betcha, provided you buy the right one.
More than half of employees admit to going rogue to do their jobs.
As Microsoft chases the low-end phone market where Android dominates, it could be neglecting one of its core strengths: productivity.
The California Court of Appeal ruled that companies must reimburse employees for work-related use from personal mobile devices.
The new release of of Casper Suite offers an improved self-service model, easier BYOD device inventory and management, a more seamless user experience across managed Macs and iOS devices, and support for Android devices -- interesting because JAMF has long specialized in managing Apple products.
Join us:
Facebook

Twitter

Pinterest

Tumblr

LinkedIn

Google+