A Story of Enterprise IT:

Wed, Nov 5, 2014 2-minute read

Enterprise IT

Spock: Captain, Klingon Bird of Prey de-cloaking off the port side Kirk: Mr Sulu, ready photon torpedos Sulu: Captain, there’s a problem, Kirk: What Mr Sulu? Sulu: Well during our last refit the torpedos were upgraded to the mk. 7 models, Kirk:¬†Yes yes man, Sulu: Well I don’t have the mk. 7 launcher client installed on my console, Kirk: Well install it now man, that Klingon ship is about to blow us to oblivion. Sulu: Its not that simple captain, I no longer have admin rights, Kirk: So how are you meant to get it then? Sulu: Well now I have to raise a software asset request to Starfleet IT Kirk: How long will that take? Sulu: Well sir we’re well out of comms range of a Starfleet Admiral with the appropriate approval rights, Kirk: Well just tell IT its an emergency and we’ll get the approval when we return to space dock Sulu: I don’t think that will help captain. Kirk: Why Sulu? Sulu: They outsourced the software installation work to a colony on Bringloid V they still have a 4 year SLA…. Kirk: What the…… Sulu: The good news is that one year on Bringloid V is only about 18 earth hours, so we should be able to get an emergency change raised in about 3 days….

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Hat Tip to Alastair Somerville, and Mike Ellis for the twitter conversation that gave me the idea