Re: To The Tune Of All Stood Still By Ultravox
Is that you Midge?
I've got my coat and I'm ready for the flight to Vienna.
63 posts • joined 7 Mar 2017
"CEO Richard Smith said that the company's core consumer and commercial credit reporting databases were untouched – only the names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver's license numbers of 143 million Americans were exposed."
Dick Smith, please tell me whether it is more important to lose your commercial data and income stream or my data multiplied 143 million times.
I was taught how to establish my position on a map by looking at the ground and any landmarks. You should learn it sometime, it might save your life one day.
There's nothing wrong with GPS it's fun and I love the technology. When on the hills always think of Murphy's law, e.g. what if your spare battery is a dud? Granted you could carry a wind up charger, but it all adds weight and where's the fun in that?
Estimated losses of £100 million so far and a 7% reduction in value in the past month.
Any company that hasn't prepared a decent DRP by now should so, before it's their turn. If you think risk acceptance will save you, you are sadly mistaken.
The most common beginning to a disaster is a sense of security.
Gaius Velleius Paterculus approx. 30 AD
Yes, a predecessor was called Imperial Airways.
It seems this country is determined to self implode. For as long as I can remember we have sold everything to the highest bidder, often foreign. Heavy industry at scale is gone. Manufacturing at scale is gone. Soon we will lose large parts of our banking business. The service industry is going abroad. Can you name a British technology company of scale or quality? What will be left apart from consumers watching day time TV( American) and living off their meagre savings and pensions. It is happening everywhere, no wonder Trump gets into power by offering a land of milk and honey or Maybe offering strong and stable government (yet another success story). I have no idea if Labour can do any better, but I understand why people hope they can. Perhaps this is the price we have to pay for improving the lot of the rest of the world, but why aren't we competing before the Chinese own everything?
Rant over and I'll go back to reading about the Industrial Revolution, now those were the days.
Horace Smith's "Ozymandias"
In Egypt's sandy silence, all alone,
Stands a gigantic Leg, which far off throws
The only shadow that the Desert knows:—
"I am great OZYMANDIAS," saith the stone,
"The King of Kings; this mighty City shows
"The wonders of my hand."— The City's gone,—
Nought but the Leg remaining to disclose
The site of this forgotten Babylon.
We wonder,—and some Hunter may express
Wonder like ours, when thro' the wilderness
Where London stood, holding the Wolf in chace,
He meets some fragment huge, and stops to guess
What powerful but unrecorded race
Once dwelt in that annihilated place.
Get Watson to decide if travel is necessary. It's a win-win because the utilisation of Watson improves and you can reduce the number of divisional managers for expense reduction. If it works IBM can show the world how great Watson is and then sell it to everyone else.
Mr White Wa(l)sh.
"We know what happened but we're still investigating why it happened and that investigation will take some time," he said.
- We're hoping some other sucker is in the headlines when we publish.
"The team at British Airways did everything they could in the circumstances to recover the operation as quickly as they could."
- The recovery they performed was no doubt a fantastic job which pulled BA out of a tailspin at the last minute. The real question is what caused the tailspin.
I suspect everyone who knows is working, worn out or resting and has better things to do. The fact there are probably too few of them won't help, no matter what the reason.
It seems the BA communications plan is to tell no-one, including passengers. What puzzles me is they have good plans for flying incidents why treat their IT differently?
When you return to work on Tuesday ask about your DRP and sharing resources, you will be amazed how many firms are in this position. It is a risk that does reduce costs and is unlikely to occur. In most cases the major DR suppliers allow you to be locked out for 90 days. It is a first come first served business model.
The most likely scenario for multiple organisations to be hit simultaneously is through cyber attack; you have been warned.
You are wrong.
Resilience is easier to apply in a large organisation with multiple DCs and sufficient resources. It takes planning and money and the same principles apply to all organisations large and small. All it takes is to employ specialists with knowledge and experience gained on the DC floor.
In case anyone is feeling smug, when was the last time you tested your failover? Do you have a plan? Was that risk acceptance based on hard cold facts or just to save money?
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