* Posts by SME Integrator

7 publicly visible posts • joined 15 Jun 2016

Take DOS, stir in some Netware, add a bit of Windows and... it's ALIIIIVE!

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LOADHIGH and Dr Watson, haven't heard that for many years.

I do remember upgrading PC's from 640K to 1M by putting extra chips in so we could fit the NE2000 and load the Netware client.

Shame about Netware, it was super stable, and now a cheeky reboot has somehow become acceptable.

Still neck deep in infrastructure and loving it :-)

Stiff upper lip time, Brits: After bullying France to drop its digital tax on Silicon Valley, Trump's coming for you next

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Ireland is the problem

It's obvious to me, most of the companies we are talking about are based in Ireland or Luxembourg

You can pay as little as 12.5% tax there.

The reason Ireland objects to the EU tax is because most of the tech giants are there.

Europe should be pressuring Ireland to fall in line as they are the weak link in the Tax agreements.

Capita unfurls new consulting arm. Hmm, what shall we call it?

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Rubbish AND don't pay tax

£4B turnover, £270M profit and no tax?

Dixons Carphone 'fesses to mega-breach: Probes 'attempt to compromise' 5.9m payment cards

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Re: There's another weasel clause right there

Er....yes they do. they retrospectively changed the law on trusts to create exactly that situation, what was OK at the time subsequently wasn't

Microsoft titan's daddy buys Phoenix. Bytes is going to be a big reselling brother

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We're not changing anything at the company we have just purchased, that'll be a first. why do people still say that.

It's 30 years ago: IBM's final battle with reality

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The point

From someone who used to install this stuff 30 years ago.......the point of this story is that just because a vendor rules the current market (like Novell and IBM did,) it's difficult to see past that and realise that Microsoft is slipping along with, believe it or not Cisco.

Watch this space, change is the only constant

Half of Brit small biz hit by cyber crime. 10% spend zilch on infosec

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This report does not surprise me at all, nor do the comments above.

Being an IT integrator focused on Security, we attend about half a dozen sites a month that have not implemented an acceptable level of security and have been exposed to some type of attack/infection etc.

With regard to the comments above, it doesn't cost a fortune to get to an acceptable level, the threat landscape is a moving target that needs regular review.

There are NO guarantees. Period. You can't stop your house from being burgled, but you shouldn't leave it exposed either.

Our industry is FULL of people who don't know what they are talking about, but hopefully after 30 years I have at least got a grasp of it, but there's still a lot to learn.