Re: during the 1960s...
Well, technically Aussies can just turn up here, they just can't stay longer than 3 months or work here without a visa.
79 posts • joined 1 Jun 2012
It's not unheard of for a bespoke project to run over time, but they were probably looking for a way out of spending all that cash as soon as they signed the contracts. The upgrade to the existing platform seems to signal exactly what you're saying.
I wish them good luck getting the milestone payments back. If you've already reached the milestone and completed that work, how could you possibly ask the contractor for the money back? More fool them if they only had time gates for the payments rather than actual project milestones.
Absolutely agree that policy needs to come before technology. Otherwise you pick the tech that you think will work based on assumptions of what you think users want, and what the business will allow.
Set up a policy on the basis that users WILL use their own devices, but make it appropriate to your organisation. CYOD will only work if you provide devices people want to use. You will lose staff to organisations that are less restrictive if you're not careful. If the policy means no data is ever stored on the device, then that's fine. If it means users have to use 2FA to access sensitive data, then make that the policy. But allow the policy to match expectations, then implement a technology that supports the policy.
Sticking your head in the sand and saying no users can access the data remotely ignores the fact that they will find a way, and unless you provide them a way to do it safely, the way they choose will certainly not be one you have any control over.
I travel for work a lot, and this is full of confirmation bias etc etc but my O2 gets a better signal for data on most train journeys than Vodafone. Vodafone does a better job of maintaining a voice call though.
I carry two phones because usually one of them will work when I get to my destination, otherwise I'm scrambling to find a good wifi connection to use Lync.
Big businesses always cut staff at some point, if they didn't they would become inefficient and bloated. If they don't cut staff, they get bought by other businesses who will do it for them, like has happened here. Most of the staff being made redundant are from the Nokia business.
It's unfortunate that other areas are taking a hit though, good people will lose their jobs.
If you want the big bucks, then you'll probably need to specialise - otherwise you will be aiming for an IT Manager role in a small to medium organisation - and they don't come up that often.
I'd look into IT consulting, talk to some of the larger companies that you've heard of, and ask them about what sort of career progression and training they can offer. Talking to people at trade expos is a good place to start, they usually happy to have someone drop by who actually wants to talk to them, even if you're not buying something.
It sounds to me like your aiming for an Architect or Managing Consultant type role, but you need to prove your worth on the engineering or technical consulting rungs before you climb to the top. I don't think you'll still be wanting to dive in under desks in 10-15 years time, so now is the time to think about your options. You might need to specialise in the short term in order to get you that chance to be a well paid generalist in the medium term.
Went for the 2-5 day super saver shipping and it arrived within 16 hours. Bonus weekend playtime.
I don't have an apple TV and was looking at setting up Plex on my old desktop pc, so this fits nicely for future use.
Meanwhile Netflix on a big screen without having to plug the laptop to the (7 year old) TV is real reason I bought it. Works a treat - can start playing from my iPhone and it takes over, don't need to keep it running - but you can if you want a remote.
Organisations clearly need a mobility policy that EVERYONE is aware of, otherwise it's going to become a security and management nightmare. Sure, allow BYOD, or different departments to purchase kit, but make sure they know the minimum security requirements prior to making that purchase - and that they'll be on their own in terms of hardware support or they'll need to contribute budget for the increased workload IT is about to take.
As a long time FPS player on PC, I thought the same thing about switching to a console.
It was a jump at first, but you find it's more natural to control movement and aim with the thumb sticks than one hand on asdw and one on the mouse. You also find you get fast at weapon swapping and all the other things I know I developed shortcuts for in my previous PC gaming life. I still play PC games, just not graphics intensive ones.
7 years later and I'm still playing and enjoying xbox 360 FPS and I haven't had to upgrade my video card every year to keep up. Still deciding between PS 4 and xbox one - neither of them can play my current xbox games so I don't really care which.
Spot on. If you're not already in the USA it is a big time and money commitment to get over there for the training - and then the course fee on top of that.
Then the exam/lab itself is very complex and there's a chance you won't pass - and there's no money back guarantee.
You always end up paying, whether it's for hardware, software, support, or in downtime when the "solution" your expert installed falls over for the 3rd time this year. Whether you choose to invest that money in something with a financially backed SLA or Doug, the Linux guy, is up to you.
Anyway this conversation was meant to be about getting apps into Win 8.1, how did we get so distracted?
Beer, because it's Thursday afternoon here.
from the blog linked in the article:
"Q: How was this issue not detected in Exchange Online if Exchange Online is always receiving fixes before on-premises customers?
A: Exchange Online does not deploy .msp patches into the environment; instead, Exchange Online deploys new full builds of the product (cumulative updates, if you will) on a regular release cadence. As a result, Exchange Online was not impacted by this issue."
"Q: You have told us time and time again that you were going to improve your testing procedures, and yet each time you have to tell us that you missed something. When will it end?"
Good that they're asking the questions, bad that this isn't the first time it has happened.
I've had it explained to me that the reason they ask us to switch off the phones especially during take off and landing is these are the times that the plane is most likely to crash - and therefore, the full undivided attention of everyone on the plane is required in case of an emergency exit.
The fact that there will always be some moron who thinks it is more important to call their mum rather than listen to the cabin crew and get-the-hell-off-the-plane is precisely why they need rules like this.
Secondly, there are electronic components that are impacted by radio signals, and a "my plane didn't crash and I left my phone on" isn't a valid argument for the removal of those rules. Lack of an expected outcome is not elimination of causation .
@Alistair Dodd 1
What's the point of a PIN at all if it is easy to remember? It makes it easier to guess too. Asking someone to choose a pin on the spot and they're likely to go with a year - or a PIN they're already using somewhere else (say their bank) which is worse. Alternatively they'll come up with something random that means nothing to them and they'll forget it. Give them a PIN and they'll try to remember it - being given a PIN on a piece of paper that they read and then dispose of properly is a memory aid.
Actually, 4 digit pins are so useless you might as well say "your PIN is 1234" and be done with it.
Switch to longer alpha numeric or pass phrases and your users will remember them.
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