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Snowy
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Re: Straightening out Microsoft's confusing security tools

said by dave:

I think one way to understand the state of affairs is that "Microsoft" is not a monolithic entity ...

I've often wondered how that discombobulation came into existence & not being from the corporate world I've been in awe that they still manage to tie their shoes in the morning let alone prosper as well as they do.
By design or not, it must come down to multiple departments working independently of each other or a monolithic like Security Overlord running the show.
But then the Security Overlord would need a department of their own, adding yet another dept...

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I used to work for DEC (may it rest in peace) which had much the same sort of issues.

I think it's simple: organizations larger than N people can't really communicate efficiently. Assuming the sort of attitude that computer types have, you naturally end up with a bunch of organizations within the organization. Given the choice between trying to set some other group to do something for me, and just doing it myself whether it's in my charter or not... to hell with it, I'm taking the easy and fun route.

Even IBM, which had more rigid control that most, at least in its mainframe days, ended up with multiple competing product lines.


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said by Snowy:

said by dave:

I think one way to understand the state of affairs is that "Microsoft" is not a monolithic entity ...

I've often wondered how that discombobulation came into existence & not being from the corporate world I've been in awe that they still manage to tie their shoes in the morning let alone prosper as well as they do.
By design or not, it must come down to multiple departments working independently of each other or a monolithic like Security Overlord running the show.
But then the Security Overlord would need a department of their own, adding yet another dept...

Just like our government.
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