Re: Flying taxis = wrong solution to right problem
We had one in Sydney. It was a gimmick. It's been removed as it was quicker to take a train, can or just ealk
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I would argue that some of that "know how" is no longer of any value. You rarely need to be employing people whose core skill is the detailed knowledge of the features, functions and compatibility requirements of various chunks of server, storage and network hardware. Who really needs to care whether an HP server is " better" than a Dell or if EMC snapshots aren't quite as good as Netapp. It useless knowledge and not s something most business need to employ people for
The proponents of equality if outcome never seem to be able to answer the dimensions question. If you want to somehow mandate equal numbers of (in this case) IT workers/managers/executives then why stop the equalization at just gender. What about ethnicity and gender. What about age , ethnicity and gender. What about height, social background, marital or child caring status weight, hair colour ,etc etc.. the list is almost endless.
Basically you end up at the individual.which, let's face it, is what you want. In any company , organisation , you should try to recruit, retain and promote the best ( most suitably skilled, adapted and competent) person... regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation..whatever.
But of course that means you cant write virtue signalling articles to increase your standing in your own small peer group.
Equality of opportunity should be the goal and not equality of outcome. However, if you have that that you need to accept that in many cases males and females will make very different choices and that those choices may not always mean a 50-50 distribution
One other point...why would anyone think.having females as managers and executives be any way different. Take a look at what Ginny is doing at IBM. No different to all her male predecessors...Maybe worse.
Ok so why arent there more males in marketing, nursing, HR etc. I worked in education for a while and that was ( where I worked) female dominated. I routinely saw women promoted over men ..purely because they were female. It cuts both ways. Women can ,and are, as sexist in some professions as men.
The world of IT is experiencing yet another massive wave of change,( cloud services, consumerisation etc) and the likes of HP, Oracle,IBM etc are swimming against it and drowning, rather than surfing that wave. This much the same as what happened to the likes of DEC back in the day. I'd expect the likes of HP and HPE to go under eventually ...or remain as a very small niche player at best.
It's pretty obvious that Kuebenetes is going to be the defacto standard across multi cloud environments and how they reach into n perm equipment. Google want to use that to try and gain ground on the other 2 hyperscalers. Looks like keeping this close to home is all part of that strategy
Let's be honest... the UK can't actually afford to keep the NHS in its current format. No matter how much of the countries wealth us thrown at it, demand will always swamp supply.
You can put up taxes as much as you want and it'll just get sucked up and spat out with little or no improvement.
Improvements in It and digitisation might help ..but that's just part of the story. It really needs cultural change.. and that's much much harder than changing IT systems
Sure it's better than the US health system..but you are measuring against the wrong system.
Not sure that my comments are relevant in an IT publication... ... but .at leadt I feel better now ,
Another large infrastructure vendor seeing revenue decline. None of them are telling the real story. I reckon its because the workloads are moving to the cloud so companies dont need to buy that on perm stuff. Longer term ..the likes of HP, Dell, NetApp etc are in for a tough ride as more and more organisations come to realise that the cloud ior SaaS s perfectly good enough for a lot of their workloads
Like the rest of the tin floggers HPE are blaming everything but the real cause of their problems... the hyperscale cloud providers. Workloads that were once on HPE, Dell, Netapp etc are moved to AWS Azure or Google... but yeah blame trade wars if you want...but if that's true how come the hyperscalers aren't showing similar declines
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