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Ian Trimnell

Ian Trimnell from the Open University will be presenting a session at the Mac Admin & Developer Conference on Mac administration in Academia – the fine balance between academic freedom and security. It is the first time Ian has joined the MacADUK team.

Mac administration in Academia – the fine balance between academic freedom and security.

Information Security want computers to safe, both to their contents and to the network.  Academics want “to do their own thing”?  This will outlines how at the Open University we have attempted to keep both parties happy with our managed Mac environment and how we have dealt with those who don’t want to play ball.

About Ian Trimnell

Ian is the lead Mac systems programmer at The Open University (OU) managing the Mac client deployment and configuration, as well as providing support for the Mac user community at the OU. He wears a number of other hats including managing the Sophos Endpoint Protection environment across all client and server platforms and keeping a legacy BMC Remedy system running. During the 30-odd years he has been at the OU Ian always encourage and supported the use of Apple Macs amongst staff, while fulfilling various roles, including being the University’s first Web Master and supporting institution use of LATEX. Prior to join the OU Ian was a technician with an Apple dealer working on early Apple computers. In 1984 he started working with the new Apple Mac computer; little did he know where this would end.

Ian can be found in the Macadmins Slack channel: @iantrimnell

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