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A practical demonstration of the difference between 'resilient' and 'redundant'
Monday, 06 September 2021 17:34

Who, Me? Monday is upon us, and with it comes a cautionary tale of how one Register reader's overconfidence led to his undoing, thanks to an unexpected interfacing with a belt buckle, in today's edition of Who, Me?

Our story comes from "Dan", a lead system admin at what he described as a "rather large company" where the vast majority of the business went though a single suite of application backed up by a central database.

"The number of zeros on the 'dollars per minute' lost in unscheduled downtime was frightening," he told us.

The company liked Dan. He had

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O-RAN Alliance: Nokia downplays decision to take breather as critics worry over fate of key industry groups
Thursday, 02 September 2021 19:35

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Backs away from potential Entity List security issues related to Chinese alliance members


Ericsson has voiced its concern over "progress" within the O-RAN Alliance, days after Nokia called a technical timeout with the group amid

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Can we talk about Kevin McCarthy promising revenge if Big Tech aids probe into January insurrection?
Thursday, 02 September 2021 15:31

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'A Republican majority will not forget'


The Republican minority leader of the US House of Representatives this week issued a very public threat to cellphone networks and social media giants that were asked to cooperate with

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China welcomed its billionth netizen in the first half of 2021
Monday, 30 August 2021 18:01

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297M are rural, 983M use instant messaging, 469M order food online, and they average 26.9 hours online every week


More than a billion Chinese citizens now use the internet, according to the China Internet Network Information Centre's 48th Statistical Report on

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Japan's bullet trains replace smoking rooms with Zooming rooms
Friday, 27 August 2021 17:15

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Also offers free mice, power bricks, lap pillows and fast WiFi in cars rated to allow 300km/h video chat


The Central Japan Railway Company will replace smoking rooms on some of its Shinkansen bullet trains with Zooming cars.

The company already offers on-train

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UK promises big data law shake-up... while also keeping the EU happy, of course. What could go wrong?
Thursday, 26 August 2021 22:24

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New Information Commissioner to be given licence to promote 'innovation and growth'


The UK has named a new Information Commissioner and announced a bullish approach to reforming data laws post-Brexit. That is, if it's

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