When moving around at a large organization, things are boxed, unconnected and reconnected for you. You can practically go get some coffee and come back and IT will have you back in business.
While moving my home office from my house to temp living space this week, I looked around at one desktop PC, two laptops, a wireless printer/scanner/fax machine, three VoiP lines, a wireless modem, some routers, a box ‘o gadgets, and a box ‘o cords and sighed.
Because I had to wait for my cable company to hook up my cable sometime between 8-12 AM one week from when I called, my office was the last thing to go at my house. So it was back and forth between the two places, a couple of nights in a sleeping bag due to the lack of furniture. (advice for the stupid: most women of a certain age should not sleep in sleeping bags on hardwood floors, even if she has lots of ‘padding.’)
Once the cable company showed up, I was up and running in a few hours at the new place. Yup, I went out for coffee and my IT support crew (that would be Andy, my husband) had the entire network up and running.
Cartoon by Dave Walker.