Frederick M Avolio wrote...
> - $50 -- $60 is not really a lot of money per person. Yes, for
> 1000 people it is a large chunk of change, but it is an
> insignificant percentage of any individual's base cost to a
> company (including salary, benefits, admin support, phone
> support, hardware, stationery, etc.). [...]
As a representative of a large company with the willingness to spend
money when it's justified, I can agree and disagree...
Where the flaw often enters this argument is with justification for
transients, which alas, is where the need is probably the greatest.
Too often, products licensed per user, do not make allocation for
temporary employees, consultants, and the like. Acquisition of the
token for someone who needs access to your system for, say 3 months,
is not cost-justifiable.
But then the argument is that without the token, and without proper
security measures, you've opened your system to this person practically
forever... If you provide the key, then you need to be able to change
it rather than reassign it to the next temp or consultant...
The hotels have the right idea -- a block of keys that can be changed
at will and expired by sneezing.
Matthew J. D'Errico
Systems Manager, Chief Architect
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