* Posts by HarryCoh

7 posts • joined 12 Jan 2017

Spaghetti Junction! Brum hospitals on hunt for new ERP and finance supplier to untangle current systems

HarryCoh

Integrating several different organisations, replacing multiple existing ERP systems and migrating to a new, centralised one with no requirements defined, to be delivered in 1 year? Ha ha ha ha ha.

Thank goodness its not my money they are wasting, but wait a moment...

We beg, implore and beseech thee. Stop reusing the same damn password everywhere

HarryCoh

My standard password has worked well for the last 25 years, why shoudl I change it now?

Say GDP-aaaR: UK's Information Commissioner pours £275k fine into London pharmacy's teaspoon

HarryCoh

If the company is this Doorstep Dispensaree Limited https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/09634666/filing-history, then I suspect the ICO can go whistle for their fine.

A one man company with negative assets of £559k!

Remember the big IBM 360 mainframe rescue job? For now, Brexit has ballsed it up – big iron restorers

HarryCoh

Have you tried asking IBM if they would help, there may be some moeny in their publicity budget !!

There is no perceived IT generation gap: Young people really are thick

HarryCoh

Re: That takes me back

Easy - O---- F-----

What about "Its the four minute smile, the longest lasting ----- --- in the world"?

IBM's Marissa Mayer moment: Staff ordered to work in one of 6 main offices – or face the axe

HarryCoh

Re: She has no clue

"Remote workers in distributed teams tend to spend less time goofing off around the coffee machine and can be more productive than a team that is all in one place, when properly encouraged and managed."

I think that identifies a couple of reasons against remote working:

"goofing off around the coffee machine" can be translated as exchanging ideas, getting updates and building relationships. A very important part of office life, particularly for creative areas whether marketing or deisgning software.

"when properly encouraged and managed." Managing teams in person is not always easy. Managing remote teams can massively add to difficulty. Having partnered with IBM for 7-8 years ( and with some previous companies) we have suffered from inefficiencies with communication between IBM'ers and some remote workers going off-grid.

There is a place for remote working, maybe standard coding requiring little interaction or someone making lots of outbound calls.

I am under impression that the big tech companies like Google, Apple, Facebook etc are\have been investing in big offices for precisely this reason, Am I wrong?

Lloyds Bank customers still flogging the online dead horse

HarryCoh

Still not working..

Updated at 13:04 Have been trying to log on to Business Banking all morning. Sometimes I can get main online screen but no further. More often can't even get that!

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