The Day When Indian IT Employees Couldn’t Search For Steve Jobs’ Death News

Steve Jobs’ death resulted in 10,000 tweets per second – with the entire world paying their homage to the man who changed the world.

But employees of a “few big” Indian IT companies (Mahindra Satyam, iGate, Cognizant and Genpact) couldn’t even get details of Steve Jobs’ death, thanks to the strict IT policy of their companies.

A search on Google/Bing/Yahoo resulted in ““Access Denied. THE CORPORATE POLICY PREVENTS YOUR REQUEST.” error.

And the reason for this was obvious – the keyword ‘Jobs’ has been blocked by the corporate firewall to stop employees from searching for jobs in other companies. That is, the keyword ‘Jobs’ has been blacklisted and the firewall blocked all keywords related to the keyword – i.e. a brainless policy without any understanding of keyword intent.

“Frustrated,  the techies at an Indian tech major (formed with the merger to 2 Indian tech companies)  left messages with the IT admin who said that since he is not the one who devised the policy the IT head needs to be contacted. These employees then learnt that the IT Head was out of a long holiday on account of Durga pooja” [via: techgoss].

So much so for process maturity.

Read: Infosys to Have Social Media Policy [Employee Dissatisfaction?]

For those who still need inspiration: 25 Steve Jobs Quote You Should Stick (NOW) On Your Office Wall

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