Re: Déja Vu
Plus ça change, plus c'est la même shit.
22 posts • joined 15 Aug 2013
So Elliott acknowledges of Commvault; "an incredible product success story. However, having built a great platform with high-performance products" and
"a leadership position in a growing market with a product set that customers like and competitors respect". But their opex is (claimed to be) too high.
Commvault looks to me to be a good software company that invests in R&D and aims to keep faith with both it's customers and stakeholders. Long term.
Elliot is a bullying rentseeker that exemplifies why European and Chinese industry will trash the US if it cannot start taking a longer view.
And Cisco lost out.
A few "housekeeping" points (sorry not wishing to be persnickety but...):
It is CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation); the CSIRO logo is actually a series of vertical bars which echo the shape of the Australian continent not the *Sydney* Harbour Bridge and; Cisco were trying to block the CSIRO trademarking their logo because of the alleged similarity to their own.
Like Greyeye's comment I don't get it.
With most the major email providers now providing SSL connection as a default how *IS* the gov't going to collect useful metadata, about (say) who emails whom, anyhow? All a journo has to say to a whistle blower is "use Gmail webmail" and (without Google handing over the actual email contents) the sender's identity or IP address cannot be known.
As for halfway competent* terrorists and kiddy fiddlers - they probably already use TOR or at least a VPN.
So I am thinking that the only probable value for 140 million (taxpayer) dollars worth of "IP address on a given day" data is as a reverse lookup database for Big Content to identify file sharers from their <insert favorite torrent client name here> activity.
So who influences our pollies most? Not the taxpayer clearly. It's pathetic!
* The user of "competent" in this context does not indicate or even vaguely suggest approval.
Quote ""The current plans exclude [Financial Conduct Authority] FCA regulated and government businesses which will continue to use on-premises email services".
So Capita staff will use different email accounts when working on different projects? Hmmm - so this is either clunky or utter bullshit.
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