OK so it’s a simple concept to most of you guys, but obviously, our various users don’t quite grasp this, and I’m wondering what the best way to explain it is. Here’s the scenario:
User needs data copied to a laptop from the network so he can work on it offline from some other location that does not have internet access. The required “stuff” you’ve been asked to copy is 17GB worth of data, which then needs to be loaded into database program and configured correctly. User expects to be able to pick up laptop in an hour or so.
Now, most of us can imagine that copying 17GB of data off a network server, in the middle of the work day, simply takes some time! A lot of users though, just don’t comprehend this. They don’t understand the size of the data, how that translates to moving it, and what that means in terms of time.
So, IT folks, how do you explain it to folks who obviously don’t get it?