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Consolidated Business & Enterprise Computing Rant Thread

Discussion in 'Business & Enterprise Computing' started by elvis, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. Fred Nurk

    Fred Nurk Member

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    Unsurprisingly, providing a solution for everyone else to be able to get on with their work without relying on **** isn't met with any long term success either.
    Credit where credit is due...
     

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  2. Unframed

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    Clearly the answer is to replace SAN's with switches.
     
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    elvis OCAU's most famous and arrogant know-it-all

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    Resisting the urge to doxx myself with a similar story this week.
     
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  4. wazza

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    If you know how to play the game you can make it near impossible for them to fire you under a performance management plan or similar. There are also things that you know are dodgy but apparently can't be called out for being dodgy - I used to have a staff member who would take days off sick to visit his GF for lunch, it was quite obvious when this would happen because instead of having a drs cert from his usual clinic, the cert would be from one in the CBD (an hour or so drive from where he lived) which just happened to be in the same building his GF worked in - wasn't a specialist or anything, just a GP and just for a general 1 day illness. But....nothing says you can't get a cert from a GP an hour away, so it couldn't be questioned.

    Go for it, we all know you work for
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    anyway.
     
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  5. GumbyNoTalent

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    Fixed it for you. ;)
     
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  6. wintermute000

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    No you idiot, the CLOUD replaces SANs and switches
     
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  7. NSanity

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    I like how we've drasticly regressed in performance and cost per TB.

    The future is great.
     
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  8. GumbyNoTalent

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    If your worried about cost then your CLOUDing wrong! its about convenience of scaling up not how much $$$ you pay for the privilege... first taste is free. ;)
     
  9. NSanity

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    Scaling up on the cloud is actually shit unless its PAAS/SAAS or Ultra Disks (Press F to pay respects to your budget).

    Remember all the enterprises in the yard use IaaS because refactoring is way too many moneys.
     
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    It's all IaaS in the end, at varying levels of abstraction, enterprise are teh smart removing all the middle men.
     
  11. wintermute000

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    Don't you worry about X. Let me worry about X
     
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    I think this is code for "I'm not going to do anything about X but I want you to do my thing first"
     
  13. GumbyNoTalent

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    X == COST $$$ nice edit. ;) every bidness decision has a cost associated with it.
     
  14. NSanity

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    Not when you need something from IT - duh.
     
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  15. dakiller

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    No, its code for a Futurama reference

    [​IMG]

    I would have also accepted "Blank? Blank? You're not looking at the big picture!"
     
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  16. Unframed

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    Back to outsourced IT. Working on a case for a very large corp in the US via a 3rd party company, had a webex session where the sheer amount of remote windows made it so I had to scroll to see a full desktop. It was so small even with scrolling popup windows didn't fit on the desktop. My eyes hate me.
     
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    elvis OCAU's most famous and arrogant know-it-all

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  18. phreeky82

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    Cloud lovers jerking off everywhere?

    I think you've read that wrong anyway, I interpret that as 60% of Cloud expenditure with those providers specifically.

    I don't get this "us vs them" type thing with true cloud vs fake cloud (IaaS with a Cloud provider) vs on-prem. They all have a place.

    There is no way most of that spend is getting true benefits of a Cloud provider.
     
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    elvis OCAU's most famous and arrogant know-it-all

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    My love of cloud has very little to do with cloud vendors, and everything to do with businesses reducing their on site shitty IT staff.

    You'll never get rid of all shitty IT of course. But this effort goes a long way towards centralising resources and making things web based, which dramatically reduces rollout complexities to but much more than a device with a web browser. And that's a good thing.
     
  20. phreeky82

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    I think you underestimate how much gov are being sold shit as Cloud and Web-based these days yet they are using a web-browser to present an RDP session to their same crappy old legacy app that they are struggling to exit from.
     

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