[Theforum] root access

Martin martin at members.evolt.org
Wed Apr 24 20:04:03 CDT 2002

On Thursday, April 25, 2002, at 02:06  am, Ron Dorman wrote:

> I have never seen any organization (except very small ones) where the
> steering commitee (corp. officers, Dept heads, committee chairs) had
> root access to the systems the corp. owned (CIO usually does, monkey run
> rep/s).  The decision making group, steering group, very seldom has
> access beyond applications necessary to do their jobs.  We are unique in
> that most of us are more computer savy than average corporate leaders
> but I think we still need the balance, and seperation of powers to keep
> things on an even keel.

I think you're right, Ron, but bearing in mind that the people with
root access are accountable to the steering committee, whose
authority they invoke when they use their access.

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