[LINK] NAB computer problems

Bernard Robertson-Dunn brd at iimetro.com.au
Mon Nov 29 14:50:29 AEDT 2010

On 29/11/2010 11:54 AM, Ben McGinnes wrote:
> On 29/11/10 9:39 AM, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
>> I don't believe either explanation, as they stand. The NAB mainframe
>> environment is outsourced to IBM and is far from aged. The corrupt file
>> explanation sounds most improbable.
> It's not all IBM.  They have a lot of Sun enterprise systems which are
> handled in house with the constant assistance of Sun/Oracle staff.

The mainframes are all IBM. A Sun enterprise system is not what I'd call 
a mainframe.

And my claim that NAB's mainframes are outsourced to IBM is wrong.  NAB 
look after the IBM mainframes themselves.

However, MLC's  mainframes are outsourced to IBM and NAB bought MLC some 
years ago.

NAB also bought Aviva a while ago. Maybe there's some consolidation work 
going on, but if that's what's caused the problem then some project/test 
managers are in trouble.



Bernard Robertson-Dunn
Canberra Australia
email:	 brd at iimetro.com.au
website: www.drbrd.com

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