Re: > is just security theatre
Even CE+ is just a dip test, not a 100% check. If you do actually implement it well, it does help out.
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Reminds me about the story I once heard about a system that failed.
Supplier got ripped a new one as the customer had purchased a fully redundant with failover/bells/whistles the lot and nothing should ever go down. Turns out the primary had failed a while back and no one noticed until the secondary failed.
Ah yes, the joy of software that runs as an application on a server. Frequently we'd have to support customers who had installed updates (go them!) but failed to complete the process by logging the server back on to the required account. As regulated customers the lack of records could prove expensive..
Meh, this bill is bollocks as anyone who wants to do business with the EU will still have to meet the requirements of the EU GDPR.
So, do you have a 2 tiered system within your business or just crack on as before?
Then you have all the scumbags flogging your data- cheers gov for screwing us again.
Never personally ordered a Uber but have travelled in one, when it finally arrived. I order direct with takeaways and generally collect, I can't see the benefit of the increased cost of someone delivering it. I see the drivers sitting waiting for multiple orders at MacDonald's to make it worthwhile- who wants cold food.
When the Gulf 2 kicked off the military requested a quote for quality fans and filters to stop sand getting into the boxes which contained servers- typically the box would run with the lid off.
Quote was of course refused as it was a lot of money. Not as much however as the cost of cleaning all the kit when it returned full of sand.
The company I work for had a customer in the City of London. Every time something didn't go their way they'd involve their lawyers. As you'd expect, we dropped them as a customer, along with everyone else in the market.
They've recently asked us why we didn't respond to RFP they put out, same people are still in charge- do they think that people don't remember how they behave?
Great having a DC working but there may not be anyone who can connect to it! It'd be interesting to know what the maximum outages are that individual components such as networking nodes/switching kit/ engineers kettles can run for in a scenario such as this.
Without having a crystal weather ball it's impossible to know if this will be an issue, whatever happens my priority will be my family.
It's interesting with the 'new' ESN network that some Blue Light services have their control rooms receiving radio traffic in hosted environments, it then gets pushed to a terminal where the user is logged on, where ever that may be. Networking has never been so important. One customer has had WAN problems ever since they started doing this to the extent they had to restrict WAN usage until they could upgrade their connectivity, something that has been ongoing for years now.
I had a fault on a bit of software that we supplied that I needed to escalate to our Development Team. Support was refused until it could be fitted into their 'sprints'.
Once I managed to get them to look at it (by escalating internally), it took them <5mins to see the issue and about 1hr to fix it. To get to that point was months.
Business my dad was at was in danger of going bust, so many were taking time off 'sick' that there were no staff left. The union reps were called in and warned that they would be redundant soon if it continued, an agreement was reached where the problematic staff were called in for a meeting and offered assistance or be retired off (don't know the exact details but this is the gist).
Problem with 'going equipt' to commit crime is that it can be used against you if you're stopped. Using what's about reduces the chances of that happening.
If I was a criminal I'd go round with a hammer or spray paint and destroy all the Ring door bells. Less chance of being on camera when you do look to nick something.
One of the main Birmingham Universities found that one of it's Computer Rooms fire suppression cylinders were empty recently, there wasn't anyone maintaining the system and topping them up as required. It took quite a period to source the required gas in the quantity required and get them charged!
We've a customer service 'apprentice' who hasn't met anyone in the business yet, they started just after lockdown 1. I've no idea how they're dealing with this, I try to help them out where possible as the last thing they need is someone they don't know, haven't met and are unlikely to ever meet making their life harder.
Our company is primarily older staff who are fairly experienced and disciplined. We could do with taking on some more junior ones but as we're remote, training is definitely an issue that we (and others) need to address. Culture has been lost to an extent. It'll be interesting to see what happens this time next year, I predict that certain departments will be back in the office full time.
Very frequently I find myself also on call with someone who has 'really poor' phone signal in their house. Or, as they work in the City, any calls that come in whilst they're underground travelling home come to me as the next in the line.
Unfortunately for them as I'm not trained in the same products as well they stack up ready for when they do answer the phone.
Likewise, I had a J1 until I lost it in a Taxi in Spain one holiday. It worked well, started to slow down towards the end but was still perfectly usable.
I currently use Android, when my current phone finally gives up on security updates (probably already happened!) I may consider putting Sailfish on it, not sure I'd do it with a primary device though.
My company were looking to refresh a public sector customer's system, an internal (to them) architect decided that as someone he knew had had a bad experience with what we and another company had proposed he'd have it rejected, after the contracts had been signed!
They've now had to go back out to tender and sort out the existing contracts.