Main Frame Alternative
What does MFA stand for - Main Frame Alternative?
Guess those CEOs that has gone full cloud are slightly worried now.
82 publicly visible posts • joined 17 Jun 2009
Like all new Open type developments the established vendors soon enough recognize that it may impact their bottom line, And they start including it as part of their offering in such a way that it will eventually melt down and die.
Cue in point - Block Chain - watch the vendors starting to "include" it as part of their products. What they don't get - it can't be regulated like regular offerings. Or maybe they do and want it to fail.
Where has he proved he don't work well with others? Possibly Google is, like big companies afraid that the workers will have a voice, think they are important. Large companies can't allow that. You need to stay in your tribe / cultivated group otherwise you may not want to follow the latest direction the politically correct management deem appropriate.
His fault was - he forgot he is a nobody. In reality he can be replaced overnight.
Quote "The attacker's work was so effective that the application server was totally borked and the company ended up having to buy a new one and reinstall all the software on it"
Wow! He ruined the hardware on a server by loggin in from outside and deleted files. Yeah right. And that is why this company needs outside help. From a shrink.
Like Apple, Microsoft has the image of selling stuff that works. Even when it don't and they are just emulating others. Its all about the image and what decision makers (aka sheep) follows.
Just look at the uptake for Azure, As a techo you don't trust it and understand the complexities they must overcome before they can be AWS, but because your desktops and servers run windows, it must be the direction to go according to the decision makers.
Like a bad rash, Microsoft will be back.
Nothing like a snobby geek - most people who plug their video recorder or cameras into their router have no idea what you are talking about. But they are still going to provide the devices that is going to assist in the DDoS attack that will remove your ability to use the internet effectively.
And "properly designed" devices are expensive - so guess which one will be purchased and rolled out in their thousands.
Lets be honest - people working from home use work time to look after the kids, water the plants, take the car for a service and meet with friends for lunch. Unless you are really motivated - it is a productivity death spiral given all the distractions.
When working on projects, having to deal with fellow team members with crying kids, barking dogs and lawn mowers in the background, their inability to stay current with recent trends and lack of team work is infinitely irritating. Try and be agile with a dispersed team sitting in different time zones.
The idiots who came up with the home office for team workers had one target, to remove employee costs from the bottom line - none had productivity improvements on their minds.
Ok - Ill get my coat - its the one with the bus and train tickets in the pockets,
Had a look at the Doomsday clock and it seems the increased power of Putin and the ratcheting up of tension in his little playground does not influence the clock? He is going to be ticked off!
The Arab spring - ditto. Syria? ISIS?
China extending its island in the South China sea ... nothing?
Trump - one week after his inauguration - BOOM!
Hint of the day - If you do not know anything about a subject either google the whatchamakalit out of it or just stay silent. At the time " Iraq was a relatively socially moderate Arabic state" is just not true - UAE, Jordan, Lebanon was moderate Arabic states at the time, Sigh.
That's the way of a sales person - that Contract you sign at the start of each year is improved each year to assure the company pay you as little as possible and tightens the thumb screws everytime you sell something. Be thankful - because next year when you miss that target - doesn't matter how much they screwed you over this year - you are toast.
Like all great OS'es - when the IQ level of the people using it has diluted to sub 80 the needs for functionally rich software isn't required.
Off to Windows 10 you go - Linux is just a step down on your way.
Your jobs will soon be done by robots anyway.
Famous Quote "Sun is alone too but IT still shines"
Storing Petabytes of data is no longer the issue - its all about the metadata. Otherwise you will have a warehouse full of objects and if you haven't classified them very well - no way find them. It would be interesting once you start analyzing the data if the objects will lose some of its value fairly quickly.
You will need a separate database - non of the vendors I have seen have given enough thought to this and using a CMS with proprietary classification methods is a sure way of painting yourself into a corner. Having to change horses with Petabytes of objects in tow will be a nightmare.
Object life cycle management is also something that needs addressing - some objects have a limited rack life - how do we approach that and what metadata do we keep once the object is destroyed.
Unfortunately the Samsung phones are superior to other phones, including the Apple copycats.
Is the size of the company that makes your phone that matters, any other company except Apple can't afford to have a massive recall like that.
People have short memories - we wil be queuing up for the next Galaxy soon enough.
Burnt smell? That is probably your apple crumble.
Given the massive impact to their bottom line this is as important a recall as I can recall. Owning the problem and calling back ALL phones is not something any other vendor has done.
You does not deserve to respect Samsung.
Drawing a VERY long bow associating exploding phones with company culture. But then - put the boot in while they are down makes you just another gutter article media company. This article was probably loitering in your editors - "keep for a slow day" file to use when the company becomes topical.
By the way - just because Western culture behave in a certain way does not mean the majority of the world will follow. That's why lots of manufacturing is outsourced to Asia because Westerns companies can turn a blind eye to less favorable labor practices - cue a number of world leading technology companies.
Don't tell me most Western companies do not have strategies to minimize Union influence in their workforce? Are you at all surprised. And the yearly "lets make the employees feel good" questionnaire - smoke and bloody mirrors.
By the way - this would have been in Korean - putting up a translated ppt and PDF proves very little.
What are these cheque things you speak off? They are a replacement for electronic cash? It is something made from paper your write on with a pen? And you can buy a cow or sheep with that?
Magical stuff hey? Amazing that people are allowed these newly fangled trading methods in their villages.What happened to good old gold coins?
Welcome to the real world mate where cash and cheques are things in museums
It comes to who reaches bottom first - its a race that nobody wins - supplier, user or share holder. But as long as the figures look good an the KPI's are something unrelated to the real core service as dreamt up by some accounting droid, great example number of new licenses sold - here we go - WHEEEEEEE!
And then a few years down the line - we start all over again.
Typical we have some organic, vegetable munching weirdos trying to hijack the news that the Baconators just pulverized the vegemunchers. We do not want to hear about the latest organic produce you have, or if slow grown lettuce is better tasting than fast growing! Naysayers we are coming for your vegetable patches, your organic worm farms, the mulches and seaweed extract you are spraying and we are replacing it with pigs! Yes PIGS!
Do the best you can to overwhelm the News of this famous Bacon victory with some flora related claptrap - but we will not let the news of this famous victory be stifled! It will go down in the history taking its rightful place alongside famous battles including the Battle of Waterloo, Battle of Mursa Major, Battle of 'Ayn Ubagh or the very famous Battle of Großbeeren!
Its about The Bacon and The Bacon won!
Proves the point - doesn't matter how much the cloud advocates promise the brave new world - it still has to run on something.
Lets chuck some more VM's, Docker instances and SDN and ADN into the mix. Lets face it - the compiler writers have gone lazy, the programmers are all MS drones and everything is "fixed in software".
But need to run an app - here I'll spin up a VM, need some more storage - sprinkle some cloud storage pixie dust, running out of Vm licenses - ooh lets spin a a few Dockers! Bandwidth - what is that - I'll just copy the whole DB back and forth, But at the bottom - bare metal - silicon and storage, network cables connected network routers and switches, UPS'es and air conditioning - racks of flickering money eaters.
Fundamentally doesn't matter how well we eat - we still need to go to the toilet at the end of the day. So plan well young Grasshopper - despite all the sleight of hand, mist and clouds, it still need to fundamentally run on something.
My application servers are running on Amazon, my database in Azure, my directory services on Microsoft, my Network is outsourced, System Integrators from Asia are developing my apps and I use service providers to deliver the in house services. All my users are using Windows365, (except for the ones on Google and its Drive), using mobiles supported by three different comms companies.
- my JIT suppliers have executed a similarly brilliant IT strategy
- - their JIT suppliers have executed a similarly brilliant IT strategy
- - - their JIT suppliers have executed a similarly brilliant IT strategy
- - - - recurring
And you wonder why we do not sleep at night!!!! <swallow some more sleeping pills with energy drinks>
Meanwhile in Redmond the Christmas party is in full swing, all the executives dressed as Santa, the PA's dressed in cute costumes and even the servs dressed as elves, allowed out of the dark dungeons are allowed to partake in a little bit of mulled wine.
Oh wait, the real fun is about to start - somebody just took out a violin.
Back in the day - <voice shaking> - we used to call these things 4GLs - (Fourth Generation Languages for those who grew up on Microsoft) - they just created crap code and added very little value. Anyone that could code in C could generate much better code and results.
Can't see these new fangled code generators been much better. Of course if it uses up lots of CPU cycles, network traffic and storage, your average Very Large Cloud Vendor is not going to be displeased to send you a large bill or as they call it "Creating demand"
C'mon Lancelot - time to search for the Holy Grail again
Quite a few vendors have done that (MS$ included). Now if they just remember to act on the strategy, steer the customer to start using it and keep the wolves from the door - lock in and upsell! Hard to compete with "free" if you are trying to get a real product in because procurement will always refuse to sign off the purchase of a new product if it is already in house.
Of course they trust Sales to remember they have the hooks in and execute the strategy as they have already been paid on the free sale - there should be a KPI that the customer actually deploys Oh wait Oooooo - shimmy stuff ...
Hands up those who did not see that coming?
Really - please send me your email addresses as I can also think of a few "as much as you can eat for free (until its not longer for free)" swindles to get you signed up on. Did you really expect not to have to pay the ferryman eventually.
My forecast - cloud is next - it just haven't yet reached the critical mass for the shaving of the sheep to begin.
Fiorina - gambled big with the company and its employees lives when she bought Compaq - unfortunately it just ruined two brands in one fell swoop. Just a step in a career ...
Apotheker - didn't get the IT thing. Its about the innovation ....
Hurd - its all about services ain't it? Money bonfire ensued ...
They all diluted the HP Way motto that its about the employees and the business would follow - instead the employee got waved off and they tried to buy innovation. The Exec's future careers were more important than the organisation and they gambled with our futures - but then most large silicon valley companies don't care about their slave armies - they are all dispensable.
Whitman - good luck - remember its about how people feel working for the company that will reflect on the quality of you products and services that THEY ultimately build and support. Forget about them (again) and you will go the way of the dinosaurs - second rate cartoons and godzilla movies.