* Posts by mako23

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IBM swings shrink ray from workforce to mainframes


Legacy Apps

The only reason to buy a mainframe is legacy apps. However the hardware is not special and neither is the operating system. Linux can run for weeks without booting. My mobile phone running android does its all the time.

I grew up with mainframes and my first job was a large mainframe site. I then moved onto as400’s a machine I still love. However I cannot see new customers moving onto a mainframe. With ultra fast SSD disks on a PC server the advantage is not there anymore. I doubt IBM mainframe business will die but it will become a smaller and smaller business.

Eventually IBM will leave this business, either by selling out or reduced investment.

How much will Britain's next F-35s cost? Not telling, says MoD


Welfare over warfare

The U.K. a spends so much money on wasteful welfare that there isn't money for anything else.

IBM to expunge over 500 people in latest redundo round


This is a completely classless act, how to make every employee have a rotten Christmas.

Cost-hurling IBM seeks more volunteers for employment bonfire


There must now exist a toxic culture at IBM were staff are constantly worried when will the axe fall on them. The sad fact is that IBM is profitable yet is cutting staff as if there on their death bed. It does seem that they are callous to their own staff. This is the main reason why I will not purchase anything made by IBM. I wonder if any one else feels this way ??

Warren 'Mr Moneybags' Buffett offloads huge chunk of IBM investment


Couldn't happen to a nicer company

IBM's Phase Change Memory computer can tell you if it's raining


It will not work....a sad desperate attempt from a company that's past is sell by date

Go on IBMers, tell us what you really think


IBM. Incredibly Broken Moral


In terminal decline

IBM broke its cloud by letting three domain names expire


Expect more of this to come

I suspect the person who was aware about the expired date was fired during the many head reduction programs on European and USA workers.

IBM: We're now a, what's not losing money? Ah, a cognitive cloud champ!


The sooner IBM is broken up the better

How bad can the new spying legislation be? Exhibit 1: it's called the USA Liberty Act


Re: Do they seriously think that owning a Glock is a greater guarantee

I hate guns and I don't like American love of guns, but you might have a point


I fear the government more than ISIl at the moment. The chances of me being killed by ISIL are very very small, chances of the govt spying me ....next to a certainty. I have nothing to hide, I just hate the intrusion

HPE coughed up source code for Pentagon's IT defenses to ... Russia


Re: Did I understand this right?

IBM sold to the Nazis ????.....please explain more

IBM launches unified data analytics system, promises machine learning for all


You got to be kidding

Maybe it should replace their senior management team.

HPE sharpening the axe for 5,000 heads – report


There's no money in Hardware at present and it's unlikely to be much change in the foreseeable future. I sadly don't see any other possible alternative action for this company. I must say I feel very sorry for the employees that lose their job.

Blame Canada? $5.7m IBM IT deal balloons to $185m thanks to 'an open bag of money'


Not a surprise

With so many experienced staff gone and the hiring of wet behind the ear kids .......this should not be a surprise. This is the sort of contract that IBM would of excelled at in the old days.

Westpac brings authentication system in-house, binning IBM


As a westpac customer I'm very pleased to learn that IBM has been binned. I don't want some cheap wet behind the ears engineer breaking the system.

Servers sales are up. Nope, you read that right


Not a lot a million

How are these major companies supposed to survive when the total server market is 14 billion a quarter. I expect more death and destruction among hardware manufactures

IBM's global load balancer and reverse DNS degraded by domain transfer mess


Expect more of this to happen

IBM has fired so many experienced staff that had high intellectual capital. What's left is low payed staff with low intellectual capital. No disrespect to these individuals but you can't replace those individuals with twenty plus years of experience with staff out of an Indian university.

I'm an old timer who left IBM many years ago, the company I knew doesn't exist anymore. I expect further declining revenue and profit. In my opinion the share price is still way over valued.

Deputy AG Rosenstein calls for law to require encryption backdoors


If I chose to use AES encryption during communication thats my decision

US government: We can jail you indefinitely for not decrypting your data


Re: The USA:

As vile as child abuse is and it's about the most vile crime in existence. We should not throw out due process in court, this includes the right to be silent. Shall we start torturing people for passwords. Also what happens if you really gave forgotten your password. I have forgotten passwords...who hasn't

Want a medal? Microsoft 7.2% less bad at speech recognition than IBM


Not a surprise

The Microsoft speech translator understands words like "honesty" "dignity" and mostly "paying a decent redundancy"

The IBM product doesn't

IBM likely to close Australian data centre


Another sign that IBM is dying a slow death

UK IBMers lose crucial battle in pension row


The Empire Strikes Back

The only thing missing from Ginni Rometty is a black mask and deep metallic breathing. She sure is a record breaker 21 consecutive quarters of revenue decline.


Re: Further proof if it were needed

A fair and accurate portrayal


Bad Company

I look forward to the day when this company collapses. Every time I see the share price drop I Rejoice a little.

Read IBM CEO Ginni Rometty's letter to staff: Why I walked from Trump's strategy forum


I'm glad she has left maybe she also do the world a favor and leave IBM, she has certainly has had an effect on the stock price

Raising minimum wage will raise something else: An army of robots taking away folks' jobs


Get Real

If this logic is correct then we should bring slavery back because everyone will have a job.

IBM Cloud turns TLS 1.0 off and then turns it on again


No Surprises Here

IBM Was once a byword for quality but after firing so many experienced white IT workers it's just living off reputation alone.

IBM CIO leaves for AWS – and Big Blue flings sueball to stop him



I can't blame him wanting to leave. Maybe he wants to leave so he can look himself in the mirror.

190 Cray employees hosed down with shower of pink slippery


There's no money in hardware, and the cuts were having now will get worse.