The story starts with:
It was not the best start to a Monday morning. When Chris K. got in, the entire IT department was in full-panic mode because the Linux mail server that he administered was unresponsive.
After a few hours in the cramped meeting room, Chris finally worked out what happened. On the prior Friday, a program manager had been trying to send a 76MB file to several people on the west coast via email. This, naturally, caused him to hit the imposed 10MB per message size limit.
The story goes down hill from there.
Seriously folks, stop sending attachments. Use any one of the numerous free services such as Dropbox or SkyDrive for posting your documents online then sending a link via e-mail.
Published by Michael Sauers
Michael Sauers is currently the Director of Technology for Do Space in Omaha, NE. Michael has been training librarians in technology for the past twenty years and has also been a public library trustee, a bookstore manager for a library friends group, a reference librarian, serials cataloger, technology consultant, and bookseller since earning his MLS in 1995 from the University at Albany’s School of Information Science and Policy. Michael has also written dozens of articles for various journals and magazines and his fourteenth book, Emerging Technologies: A Primer for Librarians (w/ Jennifer Koerber) was published in May 2015 and more books are on the way. In his spare time he blogs at travelinlibrarian.info, runs The Collector’s Guide to Dean Koontz Web site, takes many, many photos, and typically reads more than 100 books a year.
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