Turd polishing .... contaner data centres, cheap build with no proper DC design. No wonder it all went pear shaped. The founders sound like evangelists where in fact they are purveyors of cheap and nasty.
31 posts • joined 13 Jan 2017
KPMG wins Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council's £18m everything-and-the-kitchen-sink IT deal
As with most things outsource, it will be an unmitigated disaster .... declared a success by the senior councillors involved and nothing will probably be better than it is now. Putting all your eggs into a KPMG basket indicates total passing of responsibility and KPMG shiny suited grads will not have a clue about how to design, implement or run anything.
Re: all bets off
Tape backups are fine if the copies are remote (and not in the building next to the one on fire).
Reason people still use tape is because its the cheapest medium and can be taken out of that expensive tape library and stored (in the correct environmental conditions) for years if needed.
Engineer admits he wiped 456 Cisco WebEx VMs from AWS after leaving the biz, derailed 16,000 Teams accounts
Its not just IT companies that are rubbish at deletion of accounts and access. I rejoined Deutsche Bank in 2013 having left them in 2006. Upon my return HR queried whether I had worked for them before as they just re enabled my HR account .... it included my next of kin / emergency contact which was my deceased mother (she passed in 2006 just before I left for the second time) . Surprised that they had not deleted my details ... Not really. :)
Putting the d'oh! in Adobe: 'Years of photos' permanently wiped from iPhones, iPads by bad Lightroom app update
Don't store your valuable pics, documents etc in the cloud and expect the providers not to fuck up and lose them ..... if they are valuable to you make sure they are backed up and not just available on some nice app written by clueless developer with no idea of a data centre, backups or anything else sensible
Welcome to the telco, we've got fun and games: BT inks 5-year deal to outsource mainframe management to IBM
This page is currency unavailable... Travelex scrubs UK homepage, kills services, knackers other sites amid 'software virus' infection
Not surprised the banks are using a third party ... save them fucking it up themselves !
These FX companies like Travelex are dinosaurs - unless you want cash use someone like Transferwise - App based, a debit card that can have multiple currency accounts to use from it with MUCH better rates than these crooks. If you need some cash then use the debit card to withdraw from standard cash points.
Forget snowmageddon, it's dropageddon in Azure SQL world: Microsoft accidentally deletes customer DBs
What tosh !
TFL are there to license and protect the public who use these services. Without them you would be back to the old days of dodgy mini cabs with drivers that have criminal records .... oh wait a minute... that's UBER and the mini cab companies isn't it :)
Black cabs are the most regulated - and the most professional in the world
Re: LLoyds Bank
Much like the Deutsche Bank / HPE outsource deal, the staff were 'ring fenced' the first year to eighteen months. After that the gloves were off and people could move. As it turned out, many had left by then or gone back into the bank by then.
The jobs are still being sent to 'best shore' as they call it :)
Same old story it seems these days - large organisations that can't design a highly available system to run their critical applications to continue operating and not suffer very public loss of reputation.
Comes down to senior management not having a clue, spotty grads pretending to be architects and from there it all goes tits up !
In my mainframe days (yes, another dinosaur), we didn't have these issue, data centres were designed properly and though very expensive we had back up generators and alternate systems in case of fail over.
Added to this the TCS factor = clueless bodies who can't make a decision and likely have never even been into a data centre.
I don't believe the power supply story either :)
Clueless management and clueless (mostly) offshore teams made working for HPE unbearable. Thankfully, they gave me money to leave.
The WORST IT organisation i have worked for in my 34 years of IT .... DXC Technology will no doubt be the worst of the combined companies and it will continue to not deliver the service that the foolish customers have signed up for.