Julie Chase replied to the topic Agency Intranet homepage browser wars in the forum Communications, Citizen Engagement, Customer Service 5 years, 10 months ago
We have an agency Facebook page. There was an interesting article about a young Marine getting an award. There was a link to read the whole story, but it was BLOCKED. I emailed the webmaster and said the link didn’t work. I received a “curt email” stating, “You are violating the terms of allowed use on government furnished IT. The agency facebook page articles and information are not considered “permitted use” on government property. You may use your personal computer from home to access the article.” –webmaster
It’s really not a war, it’s more of an access issue. I say, get rid of the agency FB page, as no one can click a link or comment on anything.
As for internal homepage when clicking on the internet browser, (so far, crossing fingers), mine comes up as Yahoo, I changed it, otherwise the setting is automatically on Bing. Also changed the background, I’m not looking at the NMCI logo, the bane of our existence.
If we want to communicate, we do it the old fashioned way, use the phone, email, or yell across the office. lol Keeping in mind, that email is FOUO, as is the phone and are subject to monitoring. No accessing your yahoo, gmail, hotmail or whatever. No IM chat here. No streaming Pandora or Spotify, no thumb drives, no hooking up your smart phone to the computer to play your favorite tunes no GovLoop. We can get to FedTimes, Govexec and FedSmith. GovLoop is BLOCKED.
We use Share Point, for what it’s worth.
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