frnkblk at iname.com
Mon Oct 10 17:41:38 CDT 2011
Holding the last 10% of the meeting room payment seems like a good start for
But as others have indicated, the market may be too small for free-market
principles to be fully effective.
From: JC Dill [mailto:jcdill.lists at gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, October 10, 2011 1:36 PM
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.
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