You Probably Cannot Access Your ATM Today

By | July 31, 2012

I bet you cannot even get through to many call centers. How many Fortune 50 companies have come to a screeching halt today because they decided it was “cheaper” to off-shore their data center to a land of zero background checks and non-existent wages?

http://news.yahoo.com/electricity-grids-fail-across-half-india-112537220–finance.html

If you cannot access your bank accounts today, check around to find a functioning bank and transfer everything as soon as possible.

If you hold stock in a company which is having an “outage” today, sell all your shares. The infrastructure in India has been on its last legs for decades and it was never a “good business decision” to go there.

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Roland Hughes started his IT career in the early 1980s. He quickly became a consultant and president of Logikal Solutions, a software consulting firm specializing in OpenVMS application and C++/Qt touchscreen/embedded Linux development. Early in his career he became involved in what is now called cross platform development. Given the dearth of useful books on the subject he ventured into the world of professional author in 1995 writing the first of the "Zinc It!" book series for John Gordon Burke Publisher, Inc. A decade later he released a massive (nearly 800 pages) tome "The Minimum You Need to Know to Be an OpenVMS Application Developer" which tried to encapsulate the essential skills gained over what was nearly a 20 year career at that point. From there "The Minimum You Need to Know" book series was born. Three years later he wrote his first novel "Infinite Exposure" which got much notice from people involved in the banking and financial security worlds. Some of the attacks predicted in that book have since come to pass. While it was not originally intended to be a trilogy, it became the first book of "The Earth That Was" trilogy: Infinite Exposure Lesedi - The Greatest Lie Ever Told John Smith - Last Known Survivor of the Microsoft Wars When he is not consulting Roland Hughes posts about technology and sometimes politics on his blog. He also has regularly scheduled Sunday posts appearing on the Interesting Authors blog.