They seem to be going Intuit in a big way.
I just hope that they have not clouded their judgement.
Financial software flinger Intuit is binning its biggest data centre and plonking its corporate backends onto AWS – in another win for the public cloud's biggest player. The company is ditching its own data centre in Washington State, US, and throwing its lot in with Amazon after previously migrating some of its flagship apps …
This probably makes a lot more sense than many other on-prem to cloud migration that we see. As people normally need to file accounts / taxes once a year the workload is very variable and it saves on having lots of hardware just waiting for the busy periods.
We probably need a better cloud icon -->
As these tax deadlines affect everyone at the same time then AWS will have the problem of over-resourcing and having spare capacity lying around for long periods, or doing an Azure - limiting access to new data instances (as happened recently). There will be a temptation to levy Bursty Premium Pricing too.
Why? When the "cloud" reach the "critical mass", it's exactly what will happen.... one day a chain reaction of errors will bring down a lot of "critical system".... they won't be able to stop it quiclky enough, and for some time it will be just like "the day after"....
Ever wondered why your NI number has a letter at the end? Its actually obsolete now, but it used to be used to determine which quarter of the year the Ministry of National Insurance dealt with your stamp card.
Ive often felt it would make sense to use a similar system for personal tax. HMRC is very peaky with tax in janurary. spreading that out to, april, july and october would make obvipis sense.
But instead the 'government' (actually the civil service) is outsourcing its data entry to business (making tax digital means tax minions dont need to do data entry of P60's anymore, roll on the P11d).
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