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    Internet blocked at work... Will Dropbox software still work?

    My company block all websites apart from a selected couple. Email is internal also. Now I know it is a piece of software that blocks the internet. I have access to an admin account which I can use to install software, I cannot access the software that blocks the Internet as that is protectd by another password. Now what I want to be able to do is access online storage, such as Dropbox or preferably iCloud. Now what I want to know is is there software that will enable me to access their websites, or will the Dropbox or other software work?

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    Ask the admin to unblock them saying you need to use them for work
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    They won't allow it. The company doesn't allow access to their systems through anywhere but their computers, they don't want viruses etc getting in. They don't even like memory sticks! That is why I'm looking for a piece of software that I can install to the memory stick so i can remove it when I'm not there, but access it when I am there.

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    think its a daft thing to do
    if you get caught bye bye job

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    Quote Originally Posted by bez101 View Post
    think its a daft thing to do
    if you get caught bye bye job
    I agree with Bez,you may find that it's in your contract and bypassing it may cost you.

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    Sounds like the company I work for! Wouldnt risk it to be honest dude, companies need little to no excuse to sack people these days. My work place prohibits the use of virtual storage aswell and it's in our company code of conduct that its a no-no. American Ballbags!

    Also the fact that you have access to an admin account wouldnt look favourable if they did find you were trying install software you shouldnt be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by molly s3 View Post
    American Ballbags!
    Got that right!! It is an American company as it goes. A very very big one!

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    Hmmmm - Wonder if we are 'colleagues'! The fear of memory sticks also sounds familiar!

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    It's an oil company that I work for!
    Last edited by will89; 2nd April 2012 at 18:37.

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    Have you got a smartphone, is it not possible to use that with your own data usage, rather than risking your job?

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    All I'm trying to do is do work on my iPad and transfer to the pc. I can't jailbreak the iPad
    like my old one as its the new one so cannot connect to a USB drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by will89 View Post
    It's ExxonMobil that I work for!
    Not colleagues anyway - different shop completely, pharma company I'm in!
    Hope you get sorted somehow anyway!

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    I'd say if the iPad and PC are both company devices and you need to transfer or share data between the 2, i.e. it is essential for your job function, then speak with your IT dept to see how this can be done. If one of the devices is a personal device and you are attempting to bypass an IT data policy then you're treading on dodgy ground and should probably stop and not mention it to anyone.

    FYI the web access will be controlled by a proxy server through which all internet traffic is routed. The proxy contains the list of restricted/allowed sites not a piece of software locally installed. You will definitely not have access to the proxy server.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boroboy41 View Post
    I'd say if the iPad and PC are both company devices and you need to transfer or share data between the 2, i.e. it is essential for your job function, then speak with your IT dept to see how this can be done. If one of the devices is a personal device and you are attempting to bypass an IT data policy then you're treading on dodgy ground and should probably stop and not mention it to anyone.

    FYI the web access will be controlled by a proxy server through which all internet traffic is routed. The proxy contains the list of restricted/allowed sites not a piece of software locally installed. You will definitely not have access to the proxy server.
    Its one pc on one site, if I connect my iPad to the wifi I can access anything.

 

 

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