Fry's electronics does this as well. It is about as efficient as it can be.
Better than ME evaporating off into the air!
IBM cuts are about shifting technologies and not needing staff in those areas. Those like my self that have taken on new job roles and not let myself be stagnant are keeping ahead of the curve.
OTOH, I do work on some of the job costing. We put modifiers in to account for the difference in productivity for each of the Geo regions. Once you do that, there is only about a 20% savings over US labor.
Used to be much higher, say 50%, but rising wages in many areas are closing the gap. The GDF initiative has kept jobs in the US as the savings from putting service centers in lower wage areas of the US (Think Dubuque Iowa) has closed that gap significantly.
You mean IBM Watson?
It will wipe your hard drive if you ask it to open the pod bay doors.
Few trillion here, few trillion there... starts to add up to real money.
My point is that Government doesn't put competent people in charge most of the time. That's just the nature of the beast.
I got a better idea:
Let's get off oil, then they will have no power, no funding, and thus, no threat.
They can go back to pounding sand like they were 100 years ago.
if not, we will staple his eyes open and make him watch Hockey, Strange Brew, and drink Canadian beer until he can only say "Eh" and "Hoser".
Except this appears to be case of using regulatory power grab to do something that is probably not within the regulatory statute i.e. having to identify users. Does any other regulated service have to do so? cable? Broadcast?
Since they can't just order it via a judge or some other method apparently, they are trying to strong arm by threatening with an unrelated to the issue regulation they CAN control.
Why would you think that they could not twist being treated like "normal" criminals as something special? In the US, Muslim recruiting is prisons is very effective.
Liars are gonna lie, nothing you do is going stop that.
You statement does not apply to the OP context, the US and the US Federal Government.
Nice try tho. Maybe next time?
"The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.”
Fool me 16384 times, shame on you, fool me 0 times, shame on me.
and at the reasonable rates they offer for backups, split the cost of a backup license and backup to their cloud.