- periods of being disconnected (can’t really work in IT that way)
- allowing my data to float through the ether unprotected (too paranoid for that), and
- tethering myself to wired connections (too inconvenient for someone who has to move around all day and too insulting to my Tablet, which was made to be mobile).
Fortunately for me, there have been some recent changes. No, Cisco still hasn't done anything to help me out, but my organization has started relying more and more on Citrix (should I be concerned about my Cisco investments?) , and now we're being asked to use the vendor’s Secure Access Gateway. It didn't take me long (after I cleared some space on my hard drive and downloaded build 5384 of Vista Beta 2) to give Vista’s tablet features another try. The new VPN client put up quite a fight, but I politely informed my fractious device that I was the technician, and it was the computer, and that I would win this battle; eventually, I did prevail--sort
I’ve been supporting computers running Microsoft operating systems since the 90’s. I’m no stranger to frustration or desperation.