It would be enough for your bank to say they weren't responsible and tell you you aren't getting the money back!
122 posts • joined 21 Aug 2015
Re: Tread carefully here.
In the long run it is probably cheaper to change people (or at least the roles they do)
The number of companies I have been in where roles are massively duplicated is unbelievable, in some places roles exist that essentially unwind what someone else has done. A good holistic strategy should prevent this which means good business practices which suggests a solution might already be available.
Even if moving to a standardised solution is more expensive it could be cheaper in the long run due to decreased technical maintenance and increased throughput (and potentially non-IT resource savings)
Re: Tread carefully here.
Often if your processes don't nicely fit a given solution I think either 1) You chose the wrong software 2) Your processes aren't best practice
Highly customising a solution leads to massive heartache and often ends with political arguments and a system that doesn't work. I am a SAP Consultant and the areas I see the heavy customisation also seem to be the ones that argue they are different when they aren't really and have deep seated company issues.
Of course light customisation is almost essential in any business, but if you have to heavily customise there are other issues to look at
Re: "become completely digital"
It might be controversial - but eventually the only way to do a lot of stuff should be online.
Almost everyone has access to a computer (often through a library).
22% of the UK don't have access to a landline so it more exclusionary to offer a phone number to do things
Microsoft flips request to port Visual Studio Tools for Office to .NET Core from 'Sure, we'll take a look' to 'No'
The first thing I would do as a lawyer would be to argue that they weren't actually given the training at those rates or quantities
Did they actually receive 1 hour of 1 on 1 training each and every day (or almost an entire days training a week).
I would also argue that the trainers didn't actually cost £60/hour salary (because it is cost to company, not charge-out cost) - a salary of £100k+. This is also very easy for the company to prove.
If their lawyers tried to validate both these assumptions, they probably did genuinely receive their monies worth.
Of course if any of that time was spent in group meetings (or group trainings) or the developer was creating value for the company during the 'mentoring' then it might not be the case
UK reseller sues Microsoft for £270m in damages claiming prohibitive contracts choke off surplus Office licence supplies
Amazon's ad-hoc Ring, Echo mesh network can mooch off your neighbors' Wi-Fi if needed – and it's opt-out
I'll give you my passwords if you investigate police corruption, accused missile systems leaker told cops
Amazon bean-counter, her husband, father-in-law cough up $2.6m after SEC collars them on insider-trading rap
"I'm sure everyday-Americans do it and get away with it"
Probably not. Insider trading often doesn't provide massive returns - rather smaller quick one off returns (think 10-20% next week). The key limiter is the person must have a good understanding of the market, a trading account (possibly allowing complex betting) and lots of MONEY
Are you prepared to go to jail for 10% of your savings? Would you be if your life savings were £1,000?
Yet another twist for 2020: Google says Android 12 will make it easier to install alternative app stores
I would be happy if they let me authorise individual apps without allowing all. So I can trust my own apps without having to worry about accidentally installing virus.apk
(but then again I would like to sandbox certain data stealing ad generating apps to never have internet access but not know it was due to permissions)
Need FX rates
@tfb I'm not sure you worked in finance. It isn't enough to just be confident the computer does something right all the time. How do you check? How do you project the future? How do you revalue assets? How do you do that one calc outside the system that every company has many of? How do you deal with joint venture.
FX rates are one of the basic tools here.
Also most users dont have access or ability to read audit trails - auditors would laugh at you for suggesting that as a business op.
I might forgive you if you confused market fx rates and operational company FX rates, but you work in finance so should know.
I have worked in finance and IT designing finance systems and most of them require FX exposure or it is so obvious what the rates are that securing them (beyond RO) is pointless
all too often the data you need, but aren't authorised to have is something very trivial (my company locks down FX rates because the guy who set it up didn't think) or is something that can easily be worked out - I can't see company set up in our ERP - but have table access in dev to see the same and it only shows things like company code currency and hierarchy which are public information anyway!
Digital pregnancy testing sticks turn out to have very analogue internals when it comes to getting results
CREST exam cheat-sheet scandal: New temp chairman at UK infosec body as lawyers and ex-copper get involved
We've heard some made-up stories but this is ridiculous: Microsoft Flight Simulator, Bing erect huge skyscraper out of bad data
Re: Struggling to understand....
I haven't seen reported what the actual problem was - beyond missing money. Any lawyer worth his salt should have demanded supposed incoming cash vs actual incoming cash to see the values of differences. These should have been line item details so easily identifiable as erroneous.
Far-right leader walks free from court after conviction for refusing to hand his phone passcode over to police
Re: And the moral of this story is ...
The police would already have had all the information on his fellow racists (sorry 'members'), he had something else that they probably already knew he had.
Not that I am in support of warrantless searches - but I highly doubt he is an innocent man protecting his friends
Re: "over localised regions of the bridge below"
Given the people concerned knew about the "Network Rail (Route Control and Air Operations)" (why does Network Rail have an air department - they can barely run the things on the ground!) and they were flying a £30k commercial drone I would assume they were either investigating the bridge or the rails so operation near them was essential
Rogue ADT tech spied on hundreds of customers in their homes via CCTV – including me, says teen girl
Re: "ADT failed to monitor consumers’ accounts"
How would ADT monitor logs? Checking email@example.com doesn't have access is one thing (though of course bob might own the house); but there is no way to tell firstname.lastname@example.org is not genuine.
Even cross referencing all the log on lists is impractical - corporate sites will have many identical users, security companies many have legitimate access across many sites, even someone owning multiple properties.
The only thing ADT can realistically do is make sure owners check who has access to their systems and possibly enforce an audit every 6 months (which would piss off most users)
You overstepped and infringed British sovereignty, Court of Appeal tells US in software companies' copyright battle
They probably thought it wasn't necessary. Samsung undoubtedly has a full set of LG, Sony and Apple phones in their labs. Oracle will probably have an SAP ERP and MS SQL departments. It is just an extreme form of market/product investigation.
The scary thing is you can be sued if your product is similar (Samsung vs iPhone) so you basically have to buy to check it isn't!
Re: Not sure how they measure availability of FTTP
I have FTTP wires outside my house - I spoke to the guy working on them who confirmed that it was 100% possible to have FTTP 5m away in my house. It took me a year to convince BT that their system was wrong and I could in fact get it. 6 years later they still tell me I can't get it (even when I show them the picture of the fibre coming into my fibre modem!)
Lords: New IR35 off-payroll tax rules 'riddled with problems, unfairnesses, unintended consequences'
Employee benefits account for about a 40% increase in costs on a company, pension (10%), holiday inc public holidays (15%), sick days (5% - but very variable), health care (1-2%), maternity pay (up to 100%!!! but in reality 30-40% twice in 40 years - 1.5-2%), death benefits (1-2%), bonuses (0-20% depending on industry)
Then of course contractors need insurance and accountants (1-2%)
If a contractor is only earning 40% more than the person next to him, the tax advantages are effectively a risk adjustment on short term contract and no notice period
Cloudflare dumps Google's reCAPTCHA, moves to hCaptcha as free ride ends (and something about privacy)
Ofcom waves DAB radio licences under local broadcasters' noses as FM switchoff debate smoulders again
Marriott Hotels hacked AGAIN: Two compromised employee logins abused to siphon off 5.2m guests' personal info
Re: 2FA FTW!
Geographic aware login probably wouldn't be sensible for a hotel app. It is literally for travelling - same with plane apps
2FA isn't a bad idea, until you remember that it is for travelling and you may not have service to allow you to unlock your door. (of course there are other ways)