We’re clueless about IT, says RBS Board director
Chris Sullivan, head of RBS UK Corporate Banking, told the Northern Ireland assembly this morning that RBS would commission an independent review of the IT failure:
“I don’t think any of us are IT experts, so the board of RBS has commissioned independent consultants to look at the whole [...]
Ulster Bank customers queue in the rain to get money
Ulster Bank is now claiming that most, not even all, customers accounts will be back to normal in the week beginning 16th July – that’s the week ending 22nd July. So, RBS will have taken more than a month to reach even an incomplete resolution. As cantankerous has [...]
The NHS has just announced that an astonishing £11.8 billion has been wasted on the National Project for IT – otherwise known as the failed attempt to computerise medical records. In addition, it has suddenly been ‘realised’ by NHS Trusts all over the country that their fantastic PFI deals are actually crap and unaffordable. How can [...]
Quite simply, if Microsoft has done this deal and retained ownership of the source code, Nokia is dead.
Thirty years ago, the OS represented a tiny fraction of the purchase price of a PC. Over the decades that have followed, hardware manufacturers have seen scant reward for their constant innovation and IBM exited [...]
Is this man in a hurry?
Stephen Elop, CEO at Nokia, is getting a great deal of press coverage over his ‘burning platform’ speech, which is reprinted below. cantankerous agrees with most of what Elop says, even if getting into bed with Microsoft rather than Google is political and loony. And lazy too, as Elop [...]