It's the early 1980s, and this big bank has decided to consolidate more than 90 separate computer systems to create the "business banking applications for the next generation." What could go wrong with that plan?
This telecom sales rep has been selling business phone systems for decades -- everything from PBX to VoIP and IVR, with a lot of acronyms in between -- but he remembers exactly when his universe changed.
This bank tracks deposits and loans with a widely used and well-supported application, and it has always worked fine -- even though it's administered by the Deposit Operations department, not IT -- until now.
Telecom pilot fish working for this community college gets a work order to put in an extra data cable for a new classroom wireless access point. But when he gets to the classroom, what's the first thing he sees?
Sysadmin pilot fish works for a company whose clients include several large pharmaceutical companies -- including one with a product that's very popular among spammers, which turns out to be a problem.