Pros: access to multitudes of information and people resourses.
Cons: non that i haven't already mentioned
A typical day at work was either traveling to customer locations in various States around the U.S, or working from home doing planning, contract reviews, gap analysis, purchasing equipment and supplies, meeting with clients at their location(s), or via telephone, meting with management to provide transition status, working with off-shore technical teams, – more... working with off-site vaulting providers, accessing physical security at customer locations, working with IBM Delivery Project Executives on Delivery of contracted service, Contacting and working Vendor that provided IBM with labor for the Portable Storage Media (PSM) area of service. Provided input to Security Control Documents. Planned and executed transition plans typically with durations of 90 - 180 days. Creating IBM standard procedural documents from customer provided procedures, and conducting baseline inventories including all on-site and off-site Portable storage media. All of the tasks mentioned could be conducted during a given day or over the course of several days, weeks, or months. I learned about many different storage devices such as Virtual Tape Systems, (VTS) Automated Tape libraries, securing custodial media in locking cabinetry, vaults or safes. Great co-workers always willing to help out or provide knowledge and depending on the size of the customer's environment it was not unusual to meet teammates from various location around the U,S, at the customer location and collaborate to achieve the desired end result.. Reporting same information repeatedly to different individuals. For example, if Director calls a meeting requesting particular information, the 3rd line would request it, 2nd line manager would request it, 1st manager and team lead would request it rather than one manager requesting information and communicating it as needed. The most enjoyable part of the job was collaborating with peers, investigating and resolving issues, having access to multitudes of helpful people around the globe, white papers, and IBM internal training. External training was typically planned during the 1st quarter, it was not unusual to have it cancelled in a subsequent based on financial projections for the remainder of the year. – less