1. web driver workshop that imparts product information and technology training.
2. overblown method of delivering product information that you can get by reading the brochure.
3. Marketing that makes sense to marketing people. Largely consumed by people who don’t know enough to read the manual, and should be on a training course. There are enough of these people to convince marketing people that it is money well spent.
In a recent project I was required to use ActivIdentity ActivID for two factor authentication. This post is about my overall experience with the product and its poor approach to HA. While ActivID does work fine, and its tokens look nice and it works OK, this is not a product for any small or medium company, and requires a lot of IT resources to make it work
I use a lot of technology that is developed in the US, and, consistently, when they ship that technology to ‘rest of the world’ they pass their support responsibilities so a distributor. While this looks like a good idea, the service the distributor delivers is usually poor.
Why is this acceptable, and as a customer, why do I have put up with this ? All this ìcustomer focusî and ìlistening to the customerî that we hear so much about from the Executives, doesn’t translate into customer support ?
Engagement of an external technical party to review the design you are proposing to ensure that it meets the business needs and is technically viable
Architecture that you designed is externally reviewed by a big consultancy who promptly treat it as an opportunity to troll for business at your company. At best, they see it as an open invitation to sell you anything and everything, while ignoring that you exist. At worst, they fail to recognise the you exist.
(Cynically) A time wasting exercise so that management can feel that they understand what you have spent three months researching and developing after selecting you to do exactly this job. Most likely they have little idea of what your network really does.