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There are a variety of factors that would cause IT organizations to be cautious about creating databases and giving business users the level of access to those systems that you are, presumably, asking for when you talk about wanting to "play with" the data. First off, since you're in a company that does trading, that implies that there are dozens of laws ...


It's fairly common for IT departments to have these kinds of policies. Locked down systems are so much easier to manage, and most users have no real need for admin rights or a sandbox environment. There's a few common ways to get around it: Ask for a 2nd PC that's not connected to the network, so you can develop on it without threatening anything. Ask for ...

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