Multinational corporations will make hundreds of accounts annually and need to have a standardized format; this is called a standard naming convention. Account templates are copied and modified with the details of new employees. Some examples of standard naming conventions are:
- First name, last name: John.Smith
- Last name, first name: Smith.John
- First initial, last name: J.Smith
If you have John Smith and Jack Smith you would have two J Smiths, therefore you may also use a middle initial—J A Smith—or a number at the end—J Smith1—to make them unique.
All user accounts need to be unique so that each person is responsible for their own account. If you leave your computer logged on to the network whilst you go for a coffee and ...