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So when I had x-rays and ultrasounds done on my shoulder and the consultant could bring them up on screen in his consulting room instantly, it would have used technology similar to the stuff you work on, Riz?
Only on the London NHS at the moment... this whole thing about the Government making it "fair" and cutting the UK up into sections wasnt a great idea, so many Trusts use different PACS systems etc... its a nightmare!

But yes the system I work on stores metadata and images at off-site locations.. its all automated too and the grid is very high on resilience. We can lose a whole data centre and it will have minimal or no impact on the end user........ we know before the Trust knows when a hard-disk has gone down on a array etc.... :grin: Its a wicked bit of kit...... I`m still a newbie as this is pretty new in the UK.

Riz :grin:

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I work for John Lewis in Cribbs Causeway as a System Support Techie where i (we) provide 1st line support to the store IT systems and its infrastructure. Where as part of daily life, we deal with a whole mixture of demands/issues from all users. Additionally, we ensure that all users abide by the company’s ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) policies and the Data Protection Act.

Additionally we support users and the systems in our the Outlet store in Swindon and those working remotely in the South West and Wales.

We are also responsible for installation, configuration, movement, maintence of all PCs, Point of Sale (POS) terminals, printers, wireless devices that goes onto our store's core infrastructure.

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You poor bastard! :roflmao::roflmao:

Oh wait.

So do I now... :eek::uhoh::ffs:

Mmmmm Im enjoying working for HP fella..... Ive had a poor career life pre-HP. :rolleyes:

Its actually HP EDS now...... :mad:

I love the shift hours and benefits too.... woop woop.

Riz +++

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Its actually HP EDS now...... :mad:

I know.

I was EDS. :ffs:

Yes everything's wonderful, apart from the fact Mark Hurd is a low down filthy lying asset stripping criminal c*nt. +++

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I know.

I was EDS. :ffs:

Yes everything's wonderful, apart from the fact Mark Hurd is a low down filthy lying asset stripping criminal c*nt. +++

Lol..... I kind of agree...... we are working hard, making money and nothing...... :( Hang in there dude....

Riz +++

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Wow I must be the only person on TSN not in IT :grin:
Give it time fella.. then you`ll turn to the darkside... :grin:

Riz +++

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Used to do Document Management systems and databases, then designing large scale messaging systems, then I did a bit of storage design (SANs and stuff) and now I do Strategy. What is nice about the current job is no one has a Strategy Emergency and that suits me fine.

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My new title at work is Senior Internet Applications Specialist, taking things off the shelf and customising to fit the need, or writing from scratch in any required language basically, focussing on Government contracts for the education sector +++

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I was :mad: installing/training on bespoke inventory software, one server/Oracle based and one web hosted system. Background is mainly hospitality and the associated ePOS/inventory/stock control & PMS (although that's not my bag!) software/databases that go with it. Used to work for P&O Cruises supporting their systems and also for the leading supplier of cruise ship hospitality systems. Currently unemployed and spending the time with my four year old before she starts school. :)

Open to job offers if anyone has any suggestions. :grin:

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Wow I must be the only person on TSN not in IT :grin:

Nope, People don't avoid me at parties either! ;)

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Wow I must be the only person on TSN not in IT :grin:

That explains why you're replying to this thread in the evening whilst everyone else replied during the day :roflmao:

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After 30 years I no longer work in IT and I'm so happy about it. IT is rubbish nowadays, too many mouse jockies with no experience of anything except a GUI coming along. Give them a real problem and their stuck. Fed up of users that shouldn't even have a PC on their desks, let alone be given login details.

And the outsourcing, don't get me started on that one, outsourcing to India, monkeys and the works of shakespeare comes to mind.

Sounds like I used to work in the PC arena, but no I was an ICL Mainframe, DEC mid range, SUN mini computer, then contract UNIX/Solaris/Linux specialist. Just in my last role I had to deal with people that couldn't login to the application from the desktop.

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Nope, People don't avoid me at parties either! ;)

It works at parties though - I don't like to talk about work when I'm not at work. I tell people I work in IT and then move the conversation on +++

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Does that count for the wife as well, Scotty...? :P

The turning on part's not a problem. I've just never sussed the turning off thing :rolleyes:

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It works at parties though - I don't like to talk about work when I'm not at work. I tell people I work in IT and then move the conversation on +++

Same here.

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Was Business Analyst at HP (1995-2006) until I chucked it in. Looked after the world-wide HP Finance Leasing System (ILS) until the Compaq takeover when it was decided to junk the HP systems and go with the Compaq one. Worked on the conversion from ILS for six years Compaq were supposed to have it done in a year (w*****s)!! We had 12 people to look after the systems world-wide and they had 100 just for USA. Got sick of the crew in New Jersey and left, our system was very complex and a pig to maintain but their system was just absoloute rubbish and turned out even worse to maintain. Now early retired and gald to be out of there and yes Hurd is a C**T as was Fiorina they've wrecked what was a very good company.

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Originally Posted by Mook viewpost.gif

It works at parties though - I don't like to talk about work when I'm not at work. I tell people I work in IT and then move the conversation on +++

Same here.

I just tell people I cannot talk about my work... Often makes me the odd one out, or maybe I'm going to the wrong parties. :grin:

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Feck it, Rachel - that's a good one. I'll try it next time I'm out :secret:;)

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If someone told me they 'couldn't talk about their work' I'd assume they were some kind of tosser and go speak to someone else?

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Not in a Government town like Canberra or Washington DC they wouldn't... Most of the more interesting folks can't talk about their work. :grin:

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If someone told me they 'couldn't talk about their work' I'd assume they were some kind of tosser and go speak to someone else?

That's what they all say about you mate :P

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Seeing as though my name was mentioned in the OP, I'll chuck my hat into the ring....

Not a techie in the slightest and quite frankly, if you asked me to build a pc, I'd run a mile (although that doesn't seem to stop people from dropping them off for me to 'repair' :roflmao:)

I work with Order Management Systems on the buy-side - mostly Charles River at the moment but have also used LVTS for a number of years. Chiefly responsible for the Electronic Trading side of things via FIX, Either directly with the sell-side or via DMA or ECN's. Dabbling with Algorithmic Trading at the moment and real-time pricing interfaces.

Also get dragged into the Fund Manager side of things quite often - portfolio modelling, cash management etc etc. Am predominantly Equity focussed but also do Fixed Income, OTC, Swaptions and some other stuff.

Been contracting at the current place for nearly 3 years.

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