Too bad they have other cash cows that can cover for losing 1/3 billion a quarter on a failing product line...
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they went from suggesting that there's no need for a firewall, to outright telling me that's just how they do it and the contract dictates that's how we need to run it. This isn't a tremendous deal today, but with how things are going, odds are there will be e-Commerce worked into it, and probably credit card transactions... which worries the bejesus out of me.
I suggest you relegate the 'is this common' question to a discussion after hours over a beer.
Your real issue is security. I would want to schedule 2 different meetings, preferably with everyone attending in person. The first is a prep meeting with your client and their legal counsel to discuss your concerns, review the contract language that is being referenced by the vendor, and what liability the vendor has if the machine is compromised due to the vendor required there be no software firewall.
The second meeting would be with your client, their legal counsel, and the vendor.
their entire electronic collection of music and movies
Explain to me how this 20TB digital collection isn't already a backup?
Of course, that wouldn’t yield much information if a plane is blown out of the sky by a bomb, or suffers a sudden catastrophic structural failure at cruising altitude. But in those rare cases, conventional black boxes are really the only viable technology.
I checked a few others that included information regarding how her 20 yr. old son's internet usage may have contributed to this situation.
Also, one from the guardian specifically stated that her husband does make work related trips to China and South Korea.
I would guess they don't really care about the answers to the questions regarding pressure cookers and where are your parents from.
Instead they are: A) A diversion while the other agents look around B) Watching your behavior to see if you are lying and/or exhibiting certain behavior patterns.
I think it's great that there are more fish in the sea.
Seriously folks, stop crabbing.
A short non-exhaustive list of reasons:
- New tech typically has to burn in for while before people trust it.
- Many companies who needed that level of speed were already invested in 4Gb and/or 8Gb Fiber.
- The cost wasn't dropping very quickly
- Slow desktop hard drive speeds meant 1Gb to the desktop was more than sufficient
Now two of the big reasons it's more prevalent now:
- Virtual desktops and application virtualization have significantly increased the bandwidth and low latency needs on your network
- More (and somewhat cheaper) onboard availability in new servers makes the transition decision easier, especially in smaller budget operations
Remember, it's EXPLOSION, CAR CHASE, BARE BREASTS and other important visual imagery that make or break a true Hollywood classic in the 21st Century.
Okay, so I wasn't going to go see the Croods movie because the trailer looked awful.
But based on your comments as an industry profressional, you say I can expect to see at least one car chase, some explosions and bare breasts.
If you can assure me that it's not a bunch of man boobs, then I promise to reconsider my decision.
All my cards get paid off in full by direct debit. So basically they act as debit cards. I'm the worst possible customer for credit card companies as they'll never make a penny from me
The downside to that is if you ever really do need credit. Your credit report shows the highest balance you've had on each card.
Someone with an excellent pay history and a highest balance of $8000, is a better risk than someone with an excellent pay history and a highest balance of $200.
Just note that it's something that does figure into the mix.
The proof of concept (known as the Carnival Splendor) for the "floating city" idea isn't going well....