Plenty of time to go wrong
"HMRC plans to complete key CDS development work by January 2022"
That's 11 more working weeks of development work. Easily enough to lead to a 12 month delay.
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I might not understand this fully, but I suspect that in your solution everthing that you track has to have that connectivity, so paying your £20 + (12 x £5) = £80/year for each thing you want to track.
Whereas their system allows you them pay pennies for the trackers, but maintaining a relatively low amount of base stations to pick them up.
There are going to be a lot more things to track than stations to build the network, so they're betting on these economics working out.
With ISPs you roughly get what you pay for though.
If you want a service with SLAs and pentalties, you can probably get it, but you'll be paying more than what you're paying for your Virgin connection.
As another VM customer, I would rather keep it as-is. If you force them (and others) into financial penalties for outages, then all prices would go up. I'd rather go with my existing and cheap backup plan (tethering over 4g phone connection)
Per core makes much more sense than per instance.
It's about paying for for the software to get through a certain workload in a certain time.
In your model of per-instance pricing, if I only had machines with limited amounts of cores and needed say 4 instances to get through that workload in a certain time, I would be paying 4 times as much than if I had bigger machine with more cores to throw at it. To run the same workload in the same time, with roughly equal amounts of hardware (except some motherboards etc).
You pay more if you use more cores because the software you license gets to do more.
"readers opine that hard-earned experience is a far better indicator of skill than vendors’ exams" (...) "Microsoft night be onto something this time with its mantra that “certs = credibility with employers = fatter paycheques”. "
As employers tend to not know how to test real skills, both can be (and too often are) true at the same time
"Since sep8 it has only dropped around $50. I would have expected much worse"
They haven't lost any customer data. They've only lost some data that they were selling anyway, nothing for their customers to be overly worried about. There's just a one-off cost involved to be seen to be doing something now, but other than that there shouldn't be too much impact on long-term proffitablity from this. (sadly).
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