17 posts • joined Monday 13th June 2011 14:30 GMT
Re: I dunno
It'll all end in tears, I just know it!
Re: here we go again
How hard is a big database and a bit of logic? I'll do it for only £1Bn
And if it all goes wrong or never gets implimented, I've saved the Country £19Bn - awesome!
Will we ever get the truth?
I would guess that IT is being run from outside the UK, and we will never get the real reason for the failure.(possibly incompetence and inexperience of outsourced staff, wash my mouth out with soap?) We never got the full story why RBS lost their services (see above). Seems that spin and cover-ups are rife. When will any of these businesses have the courage to say. "Sorry people, we goofed because we are trying to save money so we can pay our fat-cats. Now we are going to sack the management chain in charge of this fiasco and replace them with people who understand 24x7 operations."
Don't snigger, Fat Johnny from the local garage. When you screw my car up because you gave the job to the intern without supervision, I expect you to fess up as well, and repair the damage free of charge...
So what compensation will Barclays customers get for this loss of service? RBS gave us nothing; it would be nice to see a change to this trend.
Peter Drucker was right as usual - will they ever learn?
"The leader of the past knew how to tell; the leader of the future will know how to ask." Move over Steve and all you other dinosaurs in big corporations to make way for people who understand the 21st Century.
Not really impressed
With solid state drives increasing in capacity and reliability all the time, why are Seagate wasting their resources on this 'last century' technology? They will be putting a V8 in a Model T next.
And where would O2 run their IT from I wonder?
Maybe the same place as caused the RBS/Natwest/Ulsterbank outage?
Forgive me if I mumbai a bit...
Re: Quite a few posts .....
And you are relying on PROGRAMMERS do do this - most of whom never get off their consoles long enough to realise what a car is, let alone drive it safely. You only have to look at the state of traffic planning and road layouts in most towns to realise what a bunch of xxxxxx they are.
A place with no internet?
What, like the UK, where we are still struggling with the idea of fast broadband in most areas? Can you imagine a small company relying on the Cloud and Office 999, when the chances of losing the connection completely are not that low...
Is that Atlantis coming up again?
Only 30 mteres below the surface - pass me a bailing bucket and we will see!
Three characters sum up the cloud - E2E
Would anyone in their right minds want to entrust their valuable data to a third party after seeing how the NHS and others are being held to ransom now?
Better than life?
Replace the structure with a tailor's dummy, motors to make the limbs move, and the eyes with small cameras and we can all have the body we have always wanted without even getting out of bed?
Retraining in IT?
When RBS were laying people off, they offered £2000 for retraining - this was not necessarily for IT, as most IT people are already sharp in multi-disciplines, but to allow retraining in ANY skill. People I know have taken the opportunity to train as plumbers, electricians, writers, architects, teachers etc. and really review their careers. With the prevalence of outsourcing, IT has had its day. Let's leave it to the sausage factory guys and gals, while we do something useful and rewarding.
Twitter because the YOT can't concentrate for more than 160 characters?
I was talking about this amongst m'colleagues and one of them cynically suggested that the young people these days only have an attention span of 160 characters so the chore of having to work out something to write in Facebook is too much for them, especially with the new Timeline thing - and what's all that about??? Watch out Facebook, the writing's on everybody's wall (if they can be bothered).
TT did not do it for me
I started with Tiscali and was moved to TT when they took over. They have been gradually getting worse over the last two years - slow speeds, frequent disconnections and a 'help' desk who treat you like a moron - yes, and they are in India already!
I gave up on them after several weeks of abysmal service and moved to PlusNet. As TT's parting shot, they disconnected me 24 hours before they should have.
PlusNet moved in and they immediately put right a problem with the exchange, and since then, my connection has been superb. The benefits of a 'local' call centre cannot be over-stressed. Whilst our chums overseas may be competent and helpful, at the end of the day, it is a UK service and is best supported from the UK.
I would never go back to TT now, even if they came round every day in person to clean out the cat litter tray.
It seems all these new addresses are needed for toasters, cookers and shavers. Why don't we just use IP6 for 'Toasternet' so that all the banal and probably unneccessary traffic can keep to its own superhighway. When the sunspots hit us the whole thing will burn out anyway and we will have to resort to using our hands to operate these complicated devices instead. IP6? Yet again, a poorly disguised way of getting us to buy a load of new hardware, and keep the cash flowing towards the network people.
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