* Posts by Glennda37

18 publicly visible posts • joined 25 Apr 2017

Microsoft to move some Teams features to more costly 'Premium' edition


Re: This is silly MS

Having done this migration around 18 months ago for around 5000 users, I'd say do it and don't look back, the "premium" features on the list are actually not very well used across any organization and the cost saving on Webex can be huge and the functionality of Teams is so much better, I don't mind Zoom for VC but Teams has the extra integration with Chat etc.

Also the Teams Meeting room devices - deployed around 150 of those in various formats from Yealink and they have been great.

IT for service providers biz Kaseya defers decision about SaaS restoration following supply chain attack


Re: Surely they are finished as a company?

No its not - that is the msp product they bought being reverted back to its original name

Vote to turf out remainder of Nominet board looks inevitable after .uk registry ignores reform demands


Time to remove my last domain from TSOHost/Godaddy

And i'll ensure to let them know why!

AWS scoops Intel silicon and 8TB of storage into new Snowcone edge box


Who needs a snowcone when you can get a snowmobile

Just hookup one of these.... for a few exabytes of data


eBay users spot the online auction house port-scanning their PCs. Um... is that OK?


I wouldn't buy insurance then

Having worked at many insurance firms... They all do this as fraud prevention, they gather stats about the machine to check for fraudulent activity

Netflix says subscriptions just boomed but tells investors it's no money heist and they should expect stranger things


Re: Unusual not the right word

Its unusual on their normal... They are basically saying we may have grow by 15m subscribers this quarter but don't expect that every quarter from now on.

Getting a pizza the action, AS/400 style


I heard once the reason a Dell Equalogic now asks you to type "yespleasedeleteallmydata" is because the reset command never used to warn you it wasn't the restart command... And once Equallogic had to help a customer rebuild/restore their array because it got reset instead of restarted...

'Anything' related to remote working is a winner for Euro disties, but classic enterprise hardware? That's another story


Re: Cloudy destiny

There is no tax on this - its called use of home, its a pain to work out but its already there


No business rates on houses etc and can potentially reduce insurance costs as they house is left empty less. As long as you are not having customers/visitors to your house.

BAE Systems tosses its contractors a blanket... ban on off-payroll working under upcoming IR35 tax reforms


Re: Long term result ?

or not... some of the banks are stopping their supply chain using contractors too...

Conspiracy loons claim victory in Brighton and Hove as council rejects plans to build 5G masts


In the city that has Wireless Broadband above their head

This is the city that has wireless broadband ISP's waves beaming around the city from the rooftops of existing tall buildings...


VMware on AWS: Low-risk option or security blanket for those who don't like change?


Re: History may not repeat, but it does rhyme

You talking just about vsphere it isn't their only product and not everybody loves the cloud... you can't sweat your assets is one example (Servers can have a rack life now nearing 7 years comfortably). You can't shift it (as easily) to large capex investments. Not all companies (particularly larger legacy ones) like ongoing opex costs being higher.

You also have the smaller SMB businesses (albeit they tend to use cheaper vmware products like Vsphere essentials etc). Cloud is expensive so them, yes they can easily push email to O365 etc but there is still lots of legacy LOB applications which run on servers in peoples offices. This is just not cost effective for them to move to the cloud.

They will however lose a section of the market but not all of it.

Peers to HMRC: Digital tax reforms 3 days after Brexit? Hold your horses, how 'bout 3 years...


It isn't that hard

As somebody that runs a small business, it really isn't that had to make tax digital, I used to use a spreadsheet and moved to software. The cost of the software/time invested in doing it really does save so much time in the long run.

I use FreeAgent and it costs me £261/year ex vat, it automatically calculates


Corporation Tax

Self Assessment (with a few additional inputs)

VAT it calculates itself from the transactions you record, submitting is pressing a button and entering credentials.

It also does:


Day to day Accounting, with feeds from the Bank.

I spend probably 1 to 2 hours a month doing the accounts, things like Payroll unless changing staff details is just login and press submit, enter the HMRC credentials and away you go.

East Midlands network-sniffer wails: Openreach, fix my outage-ridden line


Email Richard

Email Richard Tang, having actually met the bloke. He would love to hear your feedback. Having used to work for a partner of theirs he hates to hear situations like this. https://ceoemail.com/s.php?id=ceo-10544&c=Zen%20Internet-Chief%20Executive

Pwned with '4 lines of code': Researchers warn SCADA systems are still hopelessly insecure


Re: SCADA systems running windows

About 3/4 years ago my boss went to a very high profile company that make helicopter parts, they still have a CNC machine running Windows 3.1.... it would be took expensive to replace. It was completely off the network.

Amazon: For every dollar of op. profit going into Bezos' pockets, 73 cents came from AWS


Re: Azure vs AWS

But this is an example of just lifting and shifting applications to the cloud. Applications/platforms should be rebuilt/designed in a way that means components can fail, be spread geographically across multiple regions/AZ's. This is the problem with people complaining about the cloud not working, they are trying to use legacy methods in a new platform and it doesn't work. Services should be designed for failure in mind - check out Chaos Monkey developed by Netflix

BA IT systems failure: Uninterruptible Power Supply was interrupted


I wonder...

If the sparky that took down telehouse a couple of years ago and probably got sacked has moved across town...

Last year's ICO fines would be 79 times higher under GDPR


Fines at this scale are needed

Fines at that level are needed as otherwise it is cheaper to take the fine over actually paying for properly designed security

Ofcom chisels away at BT Openreach's cold, dead hands


Wireless Can Work

Wireless can work, but in order for it to work well you need line of sight wireless.

For my area this could work well, our copper is connected via an overhead from a pylon. Connect fibre to/from the green box to the pylon. Line of Sight from each house to the pylon.

I appreciate this won't work everywhere but perhaps a different approach is needed to different areas?