meeting network

Menerick, John jmenerick at netsuite.com
Mon Oct 10 15:13:49 CDT 2011


"....Also note - the conference or hotel's IT people will always claim they
have "done this before with no problems" even when they haven't....."

Sounds like a true sales person :)


- John Menerick

________________________________________
From: JC Dill [jcdill.lists at gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, October 10, 2011 11:36 AM
Cc: North American Network Operators' Group
Subject: Re: meeting network

On 10/10/11 7:00 AM, Owen DeLong wrote:
> It would be wise for NANOG to approach future venues and specifically discuss these things with the hotel IT departments in question ahead of time so that they have some remote chance of being prepared.

I tried this approach many years ago, for a Blogher conference.  The
hotel's IT people were uncooperative, and incompetent, and they lied
both about their network design and their equipment capabilities.  I
have since learned that this is par for the course.  IMHO the only way
to solve this problem is with big $$$ penalties in the contract, big
enough that the incompetent IT people realize their jobs are on the line
and relinquish control so experts can get access and set-up things properly.

Also note - the conference or hotel's IT people will always claim they
have "done this before with no problems" even when they haven't.

jc




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