Documentation for Stake Technology Specialists

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Documentation for Stake Technology Specialists

Postby oobx-p40 » Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:28 pm

RussellHltn wrote:when I log into LUWS, there's a blue button one the bottom left that says "Record Keeping Information"... When I click on that I get a list of PDFs regarding MLS and the administrative computers. (Some of them I think maybe getting outdated - all are from 2004).

But I'd like to see this idea expanded - content available based on callings.


I was ecstatic to find beta.tech.lds.org today. I've begged both MSR support and CCN for more documentation about policies and procedures. Their help has been very limited -- frankly, unsatisfactory. I thought this site would be the answer. Though still encouraged to find tech people working for the church, I don't find much more documentation about what matters to me.

I'm the stake tech specialist. I am very capable of implementing the latest and greatest tech stuff. But, I'm sensitive to the fact that, at least on the East coast, the Church is very conservative about rolling out new tools.

I'm in the process of upgrading all administrative computers to Desktop 5.5. In an email from MSR support about the slowness of modem transmit and receive, they suggested more RAM but also casually touched on using the DSL connection. I had NO idea that this was permitted, despite the 'Internet use policy' that came with the upgrade procedures.

My point is that I'm in dire need of documentation about what is permitted and suggested with regards to my calling as stake tech specialist. I am particularly concerned about the administration of MLS (admin) computers. I wholeheartedly believe that I have outdated policy and guidelines. More frustratingly, this 'policy' is in the form of piecemeal memoranda which I found in a drawer at the stake office.

Wouldn't it be nice to have a list of effective publications, guidelines, and policies accessible via the web. I feel that the calling of Stake Tech Specialist would especially benefit from this type of resource, as technology changes rapidly.

Perhaps there exists such a site already. As other threads mention, the stake website has a few (outdated?) notes. But, I don't believe these notes are accessible outside the US, if that matters. I'm in Georgia.

Thanks for any thoughts, suggestions, or work towards this end.

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Postby russellhltn » Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:09 am

oobx wrote:I wholeheartedly believe that I have outdated policy and guidelines.


I believe the current guideline for administrative computer is dated March 27, 2005. There are later memo that make some minor modifications to that, the memo with Desktop 5.5 being one of them.

There is another guideline about that age for FHC computers. The Administrative and FHC computers are administered by two different groups at CHQ. To get a current copy, call CHQ and ask for them to send one to you.

Make sure you are listed as the STS on the Stake web page and you'll sometimes get emails out of the blue that way.

As for the rest of the documentation, they send it though the Holy Ghost. ;)

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Postby WelchTC » Fri Mar 30, 2007 5:14 am

oobx wrote:I was ecstatic to find beta.tech.lds.org today. I've begged both MSR support and CCN for more documentation about policies and procedures. Their help has been very limited -- frankly, unsatisfactory. I thought this site would be the answer. Though still encouraged to find tech people working for the church, I don't find much more documentation about what matters to me.

I'm the stake tech specialist. I am very capable of implementing the latest and greatest tech stuff. But, I'm sensitive to the fact that, at least on the East coast, the Church is very conservative about rolling out new tools.

I'm in the process of upgrading all administrative computers to Desktop 5.5. In an email from MSR support about the slowness of modem transmit and receive, they suggested more RAM but also casually touched on using the DSL connection. I had NO idea that this was permitted, despite the 'Internet use policy' that came with the upgrade procedures.

My point is that I'm in dire need of documentation about what is permitted and suggested with regards to my calling as stake tech specialist. I am particularly concerned about the administration of MLS (admin) computers. I wholeheartedly believe that I have outdated policy and guidelines. More frustratingly, this 'policy' is in the form of piecemeal memoranda which I found in a drawer at the stake office.

Wouldn't it be nice to have a list of effective publications, guidelines, and policies accessible via the web. I feel that the calling of Stake Tech Specialist would especially benefit from this type of resource, as technology changes rapidly.

Perhaps there exists such a site already. As other threads mention, the stake website has a few (outdated?) notes. But, I don't believe these notes are accessible outside the US, if that matters. I'm in Georgia.

Thanks for any thoughts, suggestions, or work towards this end.

We are working on some solutions for stake technology specialists. I shouldn't say more at this point other than please bare with us a bit longer.

Tom


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