It certainly beats the cluster F&*k of individual hotfixes we used to have. Managing that tangled mess was no fun. Although I would appreciate MS having more of a testing team to find and fix these still too common issues before rolling them out to millions of paying customers would be nice
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When free and open source actually means £6k-£8k per package: Atos's £136m contract with NHS England
Re: Fairly standard pricing
I agree it looks about normal.
Could it be half the price if you retained and kept your own skilled staff to do this inhouse? Yes
However, then you can't ditch them all as quickly in tough time (not that half the idiots writing outsource contracts get that bit right either) and you have all the employee overheads to deal with.
Once you work out a proper packaging, test, and release management cycle it tends to add up quickly. Especially if you don't invest in skills and standardization to automate lots of the process.
Anybody that say's it's easy and cheaper hasn't done it at scale with the kind of weird shit issues that always seem to crop up because the vendor didn't make their application easy to deploy or configure at scale.
Red Hat defends its CentOS decision, claims Stream version can cover '95% of current user workloads'
Re: What ?
Without an understanding of cursive writing many historical records are inaccessible. It's more important then typing for without the ability to read historical records there is no hope for the future. Now after they've learned how to write they should be taught how to type, I hate the idea they just learn to do it and it doesn' need teaching. I saw so many teenagers struggling with keyboard skill and I worked in IT for a 6th form college. It was shameful watching teachers and students peck at keyboards slowly.
Inside the 1TB ImageNet data set used to train the world's AI: Naked kids, drunken frat parties, porno stars, and more
Psst. Hey. Hey you. We have to whisper this in case the cool kidz hear, but... it's OK to pull your data back from the cloud
"In a drone! You know, no good reason, but... just because. ;-)"
In a drone you say... excellent. Make that multiple drones operating in an international swam with solar power to provide eco saving credentials + high resiliency and just plain cool press release potential. oh and it could double up as a mesh wifi network platform ; )
It'd be really cloudy ; )
Oh I had one of these only a couple of years ago.
The Deputy head of the 6th form college I worked for was teaching in a lab classroom when all laptops\desktops were reduced to a crawl after I kicked of a 2TB file transfer from a DR Backup Exec server to a New DR file server. There were a good 100 end point connected to the edge switch stack trying to login with roaming profiles at the time my file transfer was saturating the link. The lab was next to the DR room I was in so I heard the uproar at the issues and quickly terminated the file copy and popped into the room to check everything out. NP all sorted now, I'll investigate and let you know later if I find a root cause.
Turned out a predecessor in my sysadmin role had run out of MTRJ connectors to patch the Backup Exec server into the core switch (as was the habit at this establishment) and had patched it into an edge switch stack with Cat 6 instead. Server had 2x 1Gbps links back to an edge switch which only had 1Gbps uplink to core switch.
On a positive note the core switch upgrade that happened the next summer had no issues getting approval for all the edge stacks uplinks to be upgraded to redundant bonded links. Needless to say I fixed the server patching later and when I finally left that job they had proper Top Of Rack switching for servers with high speed links back to an upgraded core switch infrastructure that no longer used MTRJ fiber connections. They'll not be breaking things that way again without serious mistakes by onsite staff for some time I hope.
Re: "Ethernet is so much better"
>Nobody has yet mentioned Token Ring. The Big Blue alternative.
Another marvellous technology ruined by stupid pricing decisions and underdevelopment.
Last place I worked you could still see all the token ring cabling if you looked in the dark places and above the false ceiling tiles.
Re: Another Company That I've Never Heard Of
>Yep. I'm surprised they didn't just say: "It's okay, all those affected had their personal data exposed in the Experian leak
Excellent we could have a new amendment to GDPR which could require organisations when reporting leaks to correlate the information with other known leaks for discounts on fines ; )
Good riddence cloud bollox
Lifetime plex pass holder and couldn't give a (*&^ about the cloud feature.
I wish they'd sort out the DVR stuff though. Still getting issues with Silicondust network tuner and recording to SSD storage.
Hears hoping they have the time to deal with DVR issues now they are not wasting so much time on cloud stuff.
Re: "I asked ... what exactly ClOi could do"
ClOi definitely another attempt to bypass the few awkward CIO's that do their job like ask difficult questions of digital plans or say no to latest buzzword technology plan. Chief digital officers evidently weren't good enough yes men. We now need yes robots to replace the few hold out CIO's plus you can pay them less ; )
Government could just go back to employing professional staff as employees on good wages and stop paying contractors to do the work. I think an extra tax rate for contractors would sort the problem nicely. Might help fix some of the skill shortages too buy encouraging organisations to train staff again.