16 posts • joined Wednesday 4th February 2009 13:34 GMT
They all do this
They sell the projects as "Offshore" with their related cost savings, fail to deliver because they can't manage people sitting around a table, never mind on another continent, then pull the developers in so they can flog them senseless locally till the project's delivered.
They just have to remember to send them back before their visa's expire / get complicated...
Religion & History
Why are people chiming up with "How can they be religious and carry a gun" as religion and killing are mutually exclusive? If history is anything to go by it tells us that religion makes it EASIER to kill people (crusades, inquisitions, honour killings, 'terrorism', etc).
"Forgiveness" makes it all possible.
One problem with databases.
Is often user's have a very poor understanding of set theory, and eventually will believe that "SELECT * FROM GuiltyUntilProvenInnocent" is an accurate and acceptable subsitute for actual investigation and evidence - why bother looking for suspects not in the database when you can just expand your WHERE clause till you get a shifty looking supsect match.
There is a prevailing "CSI on telly" attitude that you can get a 100% accurate database record in seconds, including their name, picture and what they had for breakfast, in seconds from a magical system, the GUI of which would actually display the records its searching in real time for your users delectation!!! In reality I am sure the databases are not that clean, the algorithms to match are not that infaliable, the GUI's not that ridiculous and the operatives not that smart (or attractive).
One language? They've already ruined the one we gave them!
(Ignoring the irony that English itself is based on the languages of Anglo Saxons, Vikings and Normans who could all be considered immigrants!)
What disgusting perverts...
... these voyeuristic ID card imposing obsessives are.
Martin Reed recommends offshoring?
Not a surprise, as it worked SO well at LogicaCMG prior to his exit.
So the notion is to push even more jobs (and our personal data) out of the country?
Can we offshore the Government & civil servants instead?
Data protection act.
States - "Personal data shall be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date."
Or was complying with the law not part of the original bid for the work, and perhaps added as a billable change request later...
Mind you - how most of these consultancies manage to comply with the rest of the DPA for instance "not transmitting the data outside of the EU" whilst developing the systems off shore is beyond me...
The Jeremy Kyle fans would love it...
Bored? I barely made it through their mission statement without nodding off.
I wonder how many of their employees on the "China. Tawian and Vietnam" side of the operation are bored with their jobs.
When subs collide
Given that these stealthy nuclear deterrent submarines are supposed to be undetectable - isn't this collision "by design"?