We had a company we have dealt with for years recently come to us with their software maintenance renewal quote. The quote was 50% more than last year.
To say I was shocked would be an understatement.
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The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare will work to eliminate obstacles by mid-February and will thoroughly control quality
Shouldn't quality control have been a top priority before it was released?
The Play page also reveals the app has been downloaded over five million times, nowhere near enough adoption for it to be a useful contact-tracing tool
Have any of these apps been downloaded enough times to make a difference? Have they been a complete waste of money?
Unlike many corporate settlement agreements where the defendant admits no wrongdoing, Boeing must acknowledge and accept the government's criminal fraud charge.
They have to accept the charge, well I never saw that coming. I expected deflection all the way.
Boeing in court documents admitted that two of its 737 Max Flight Technical Pilots withheld information about MCAS from the aviation watchdog’s Aircraft Evaluation Group (FAA AEG).
Now there is the deflection I was expecting, the good old blame the employees game.
Apparently, Capita will use its "expertise" in "transformation, learning and the delivery of complex, technology enabled defence projects".
Capita will use their expertise to deliver everything late, over budget and not fit for purpose like so many times before.
How the hell do they keep winning these contracts?
Like a villain in a shlock horror flick, Windows XP has returned from the grave time and time again. The monster to Microsoft's Frankenstein, the dreadful thing simply refuses to die.
I have a customer that still has a Windows 95 machine (HP Vectra VE7) connected to an instrument via NIC that uses NetBEUI. I'll take an XP machine any day of the week.
Melinda Thompson described in her missive as “a clear breach” of terms “prohibiting an end user from disclosing, publishing or otherwise making publicly available any benchmark, performance or comparison tests… run on Palo Alto Networks products, in whole or in part.”
How can anyone make a fully informed decision about a product if you try to restrict the information publicly available? Oh wait..........
Of course it will. Chargers cost money to make. Headphones cost money to make – and most people don't even use them. Apple just gave its competition permission to stop including them.
I take chargers and headphones out of all the boxes and add them to my stock. The amount of people that ask me for these because they've lost them truly boggles the mind.
Microsoft Defender decided yesterday that Citrix Broker and High Availability Services bore all the hallmarks of a trojan.
With Microsoft's rep it could have been worse (or better depending on how you feel about Windows), it could have finally killed Windows.
Update: it breaks the f*** out of Citrix. BrokerService.exe gets tagged as malware and quarantined. Our prod environment with over 3000 users is hard down cc
Rule 1: Do not deploy patches to your production environment unless you've tested them first.
O'Donnell said Gates-related conspiracies have been rated "the most widespread coronavirus falsehoods that exist," then asked Gates: "Do you want a vaccine so you can implant microchips into people?"
Oh for the love of <insert word here>.
Have the conspiracy theorists finally gone off the deep end?!?
"I have repeatedly said this is the cherry on the cake, not the cake itself...."
The app is key to the strategy for unlocking so it most certainly is the bloody cake.
This is, of course, unconnected with the fact that the app has been said to be riddled with bugs and open to abuse.
How long before this app goes live and spills personal data?
I'm going to modernise applications that my IT [department] perhaps weren't modern enough to change fast enough for me'.
Modernising IT systems is hard when you are just another cost centre and management try to run IT on a shoe string budget.
With the Covid 19 situation a lot of businesses won't have the budget to modernise and it will take time for businesses to recover if some are even able to.
Oh the memories of our old school network and the various models of 486 with Windows 3.11 / Netware.
I remember being able to get to the dos prompt through the help section of Word and attrib -s -h -r following soon afterward.
Soon to be followed by editing control.ini / win.ini to change screensavers from the boring marquee screensaver that endless scrolled the name of the school.
In the memo distributed to staff at the time, Williams said the past few years had been "challenging from a business performance perspective".
It's been a challenging year for your customers as well. Logged a call with these clowns in February for a server drive on predicted failure and i'm still yet to see the bloody thing.
Zoom responded that it wasn't using the commonly accepted definition of the term.
A commonly accepted definition is just that, don't use it if you don't mean it.
"While we never intended to deceive any of our customers, we recognize that there is a discrepancy between the commonly accepted definition of end-to-end encryption and how we were using it," the company said in a blog post
You weren't trying to deceive anyone using a commonly accepted definition, what's that smell?
Further, the IBM VP also said that the Co-Op had introduced a new requirement at a late stage for data within the new platform to be encrypted in transit, something he described as "a significant change in approach that seemed excessive and would have required significant changes to be made."
Why would it not be encrypted in transit?!? it's insurance data that has personal details in it.
Not sure why this would be seen as excessive, it's data security after all.
I remember using Avast back in the day and using a couple of the free skins they had available for it. I also remember recommending it as a decent alternative to the big guys.
I saw it on a couple of PCs late last year and wow was it bloated and naggy. They have added some much additional stuff to it that is of course all pay for.
The thing constantly nags you about upgrading to pro or alerts you to a new report about how many infections they stopped worldwide.
Nowadays wouldn't touch it with someone else's bargepole.
"Based upon our investigation, Virgin Media does believe that the database was accessed on at least one occasion
Is makes me think you really don't know how many times people have accessed it. I quick point though, it only takes one occasion to spill the info.
Turgensec also quibbled with the ISP's attempt to blame the security blunder on IT workers “incorrectly configuring” an internet-facing database. Rather, the database – which was filled with unencrypted plain-text records – was a sign of "systematic assurance process failure," Turgensec said.
Incorrectly configured public facing site = very stupid
Plain text records = FFS
Unencrypted = #Captainpicarddoublefacepalm
The Register will be reporting the main Parliamentary evidence session later this month, which is expected to include a Fujitsu exec.
The Chief Executive for Toilet Cleaning no doubt.
So far there has been no suggestion that any individual from the Post Office or Fujitsu will face criminal charges for their part in the scandal.
Why the hell not?!?
They accused innocent people of theft, threatened these people with prosecution and in same cases had people prosecuted and all because there IT system didn't work correctly.
Every prosecution in regards to this complete fiasco needs to be reviewed immediately.
All the money they wrongly took from people with the threat of prosecution should be given back with interest.
If at all possible criminal charges brought against the ex CEO, his management team and anyone involved in covering this up.
Innovation Group was brought in by IBM to customise its US-specific white label insurance platform for the Co-Op's use. It rapidly emerged during Project Cobalt that the product needed significant work before it was fit for use in the UK market.
So the software was for the US insurance market and you brought in a subcontractor to customise it for the UK market. Your product, your subcontractor but not your fault....OK good look with that.
Dick says the Met has been “completely open and transparent about it.”
If this open and transparent then i'd hate to see secretive.
She then claimed to be open to serious concerns about the system. “I am not of course arguing against criticism per se.
Of course you aren't, you just ignore it instead.
Dick claimed that “the tech we are deploying is proven not to have an ethnic bias.”
OK the machine may not have but the officer may have.
Gartner analyst Mikako Kitagawa said CIOs still generally prefer Intel's Core processor family to AMD's Ryzen line
That probably due to a lot of CIOs not knowing what they are looking at.
...and that Chipzilla dominates the B2B portfolios of Lenovo, HP and Dell
I have long suspected Intel is up to it's old tricks again by giving PC builders discounts and back handers to not stock AMD.
"Adding AMD PCs to their PC portfolio would increase PC maintenance costs,"
Most companies are not going to stock spares anyway so I doubt it would increase maintenance costs.
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