Let’s solve everything with Technology #5
IT professionals, especially in schools, are frequently asked to address problems that are not technical in nature, but that someone has decided is best handled with a technical solution.
Our latest example comes from a staff member who has trouble distinguishing fiction from reality:
“Two laptops were borrowed from our department last week and were not returned. We have no idea where they are and would like you to put a trace on them.”
Sure. I’ll “put a trace on them”.
At least, I would, if that were not something that could only be done in movies. Here’s a better idea. Find out who took them, and ask that person where exactly they decided would be a good idea to leave them.