* Posts by Wonder Dog

12 posts • joined 23 Aug 2019

Flying taxis? That'll be AFTER you've launched light sabres and anti-gravity skateboards

Wonder Dog

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

Amazon, Google, Microsoft: Who had the best year in cloud in 2019?

Wonder Dog

Re: Most Cost Metrics Do Not Take In The Entire Cloud IT Expense Impact On Savings

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

Telstra chairman: If those darn kids can earn $5m playing Fortnite, why can't execs?

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Situation normal

Telstra is full of toss pots like this guy. It's a company adrift and on the wrong side of the technology wave. My guess is that eventually it'll get reabsorbed by the government..in the guise of an NBN merger.

The immovable object versus the unstoppable force: How the tech boys club remains exclusive

Wonder Dog

Equality of outcome is very bad

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.

Wonder Dog

Re: Hmmm...

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.

HP polishes the redundancy cannon, prepares to fire 16% of workforce

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HP aren't surfing ..They are drowning

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.

Google will not donate Knative framework 'to any foundation for the foreseeable future'

Wonder Dog

Good for Google

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

IR35 blame game: Barclays to halt off-payroll contractors, goes directly to PAYE

Wonder Dog

NI is just tax

It's been a while since I worked in Blighty but... Isn't NI just another form of income tax any way. Sure it's supposed to be for a state provided pension or the fund the appalling waste that is the NHS ...but really if it's taken f from your pay it's tax isn't it??

You know what the NHS really needs? Influencers, right guys? #blessed

Wonder Dog

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 ,

Yeah, yeah, PCs are dead? Ask Texan Mick and his Dell empire if that's the case

Wonder Dog

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

HPE may as well have stayed at home in bed: Biz turns non-profit as sales fall, costs rise

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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

Pure Storage the latest pipes 'n' plumbing playa to slash sales forecast

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It's not China it's the cloud

The reason these pipe and plumbing companies are forecasting revenue drops isn't US v ChiCom trade wars... It's cloud hyperscalers taking the workloads. They can't ever say that though because it would indicate a far bigger and longer term issue for them.

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