hmm looks like that covid tracking system needs an upgrade...
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They hired a union busting company earlier in the year and have already pushed out the previous organisers
Lot of banks and other finance companies are looking at z cloud but no one wants to be the first to take the jump as they are all very risk adverse. Once they finish off their current cycle of "digital" projects in the next 2-3 year I can see the adoption of z cloud getting bigger which should improve IBM's financials.
Yup sounds like they used their control over the pension plan investment decisions to use the pension money to inflate the price of the stock. Which cost the employees money when they used their ESOP options to purchase the stock at the inflated prices.
Employees then making a loss on both the ESOP shares and their pension funds once it became clear they stock was overvalued.
Generally a re-write is too expensive or risky, so legacy cobol is wrapped up for each function/feature. New applications then written to the new system and wait for the legacy parts to die off naturally. This bit the die off naturally depends on the lifescale of the business, bank/pensions products have such long lifetimes that the code lasts decades.
My only experience is with the enterprise server from MF, ran well could run JCL, batch and cics regions. Cobol was just exported and wrapped up as a DLL.
Would be interested to know what the pricing / features comparison is like but trying to get that out publicly from those companies is nigh on impossible.
Almost certainly will not have access to "having a good poke around in the system" in a bank to figure out what is going on in a system. Especially if no-one there already understands how it works.
You would first have to build a business case to allocate you time to documenting how it works then get access to the test system - hard as the test system will already be in use for production releases and patching. Likely you will have to apply to share the resources of the test system with devs who will not be happy if your poking around breaks it and delays releases.
Great that you could do it for zero spend, but in a large audited financial services organisation you can either spend the money on an external company who already have certifications and audit completed or take the time and resources to do it yourself. There is never such a thing as zero spend when you take into account ongoing support costs and compliance.
I can understand the reluctance to roll out 2FA having seen the cost of fobs and soft token licences ( 300 a pop for a fobs adds up quick before adding in any of the other infrastructure and licence costs ).
Pretty good scope for a startup to disrupt it though they would have the uphill battle of getting their brand recognised
There is a difference of experience between someone who uses JAVA to write and maintain programs and someone who uses JAVA in the sense that their business purchased a third party JAVA application.
There is a definite trend of application vendors providing very poor support in keeping their applications up to date with JAVA updates.
Would this open any of the business to potential prosecution? If they are using a service that essentially seems to expose them to illegal data without any way to remove shouldn't they be able to break out of the contract with goggle or claim any fines they receive back from them? They wouldn't have done it intentionally but the inability of google to resolve the issue in a timely fashion shows a level of incompetence and that as a business product it is unfit for purpose.
Forcing the banks to support screen scraping could prevent them from fully securing their banking applications. However if screen scraping is banned they should be forced to provide a common open API that would allow 3rd parties to access banking information with a clients permission.
Bitcoin for CV's and job applicants.
Use blockchain to record your previous work and education details, then through the magic of the blockchain previous employeers and education providers can verify your details and prospective employers can have greater confidence in the accuracy of your CV.
Still looking for something as good as the original WP7 people hub, the one thing MS got right and promptly ditched...
I have never used a BB but it doesn't sound like their hub achieves the same goal of a unified messaging hub where you can aggregate messages from each contact and reply to them through your choice of IM/email in one place.
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