If you put this into a search engine “Today’s data centers are massive facilities that consume an estimated two percent of the global electrical power worldwide and emit as much CO2 as the airline industry. “, not only will you get more than a million hits, you’ll be contributing to the problem.
U.S. sues Lockheed Martin over alleged kickback scheme at nuclear cleanup site – From the Washington Post, 02/10/19. Oh, what fun we have at Hanford!
Lest we forget our legacy in failed IT systems, Robert N. Charette takes us for a survey of some special governmental IT failures. It is in the current IEEE Spectrum (02/07/19) and here
IEEE Spectrum, in its ongoing reporting on the Hanford cleanup project, gives us an update on the vitrification process and some questions concerning the classification of hazardous waste. Read the article here: Hanford Nuclear Waste Cleanup Makes Progress, But Questions Loom
It’s Almost 2019. Do You Know Where Your Photos Are? – It might be the season, this topic was recently discussed with friends then the NYT comes to the rescue with a good history.
By CLIFFORD KRAUSS APRIL 4, 2018 A natural-gas plant in North Dakota operated by Oneok, one of the companies affected by a cyberattack on a data network connecting gas-pipeline operators and their customers. The companies said the attack did not lead to any service interruptions. HOUSTON — A cyberattack on a shared data network forced … [Read more…]
Here is a listing of the RISK FACTOR blogs by Robert N. Charette in the IEEE Spectrum. Others will be added as discovered. Great to have Mr. Charette back online in the Specturm. Michigan’s MiDAS Unemployment System: Algorithm Alchemy Created Lead, Not Gold Will U.S. Corporations Ever Take Cybersecurity Seriously? 2018’s IT Failures Already Have … [Read more…]
Another massive, expensive, and painful IT failure was reported in the IEEE Spectrum of 24-JAN-2018, this time, it was the MIDAS Unemployment system in Michigan. Not only did this system fail to deliver, its managers refused to admit that it failed. The system was to replace the legacy software used by the State of Michigan … [Read more…]
I love stories about IT screw-ups and this is another that boggles the mind. Imagine a group that has access to every email, phone call, and text message sent today, “accidentally” deleting data. Credibility? Trust? Expertise? None in my eyes, read about it here in Politico. “It’s really disappointing,” said David Greene, an attorney with … [Read more…]