[LINK] Telstra Clouds its Profit Results

Fernando Cassia fcassia at gmail.com
Fri Feb 10 20:01:29 AEDT 2012

On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 01:52, TKoltai <tomk at unwired.com.au> wrote:
> I would guess that no-one is left at Telstra that can drive
> a cost benefit spreadsheet. (They've all moved to the NBN....)


So true. I once defined Cloud Computing as "the fine art of separating
people from their software". I´ll have to rewrite that to "separating
people from their data".

What you don´t get is the management mindset, by outsourcing the
service, they´re outsourcing the problem. If email goes down, it won´t
be Telstra´s problem, it will be Microsoft´s -or so they think,
surely-. If things get hacked, it´ll be Microsoft´s legal
responsability, not Telstra´s. I´m not implying they know nothing
about IT security, no.


And Microsoft is Microsoft, they can´t go wrong, they never go wrong,
they´re numero uno. -or so they would like us to think-
So what´s to lose? "let´s outsource this whole thing, pay somoene who
understands these web services and has a good reputation. Hey, why not
Microsoft?. Then we can concentrate on our golf tournament**"

** http://www.wilsoncorporategolf.com/our-services/client-testimonials.html
During times of Universal Deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act
- George Orwell

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