The much bigger question now being asked of the likes of supposed intelligent suppliers of sublime intelligence services and security and GCHQ type operations, is what do they imagine they need now to be doing better and differently in the light of everyone beginning to know how things are done/stage managed/produced and directed?
Thanks for the info and intel for phishers and phormers of novel agents
It's easy to talk about all this in abstract. Prognosticating about the future of IT is a fool's game, and putting actual dates to things is sheer madness. If I'm going to take the risk of being so laughably wrong in public, I should at least join Gartner so that I can milk a high salary out of promoting my humiliation, no?
Such prognostications about the future of economies and financials is what the likes of Mark Carney and governments do all the time to fool themselves and the masses into believing that they know how to handle and run things and that such things can be handled and run quite easily with the demand and supply of readily printed paper money supplied with the addition of an interest rated charge to return more than was supplied. And they bring out all sorts of sticky cakes and sweet buns to make it look like they no what is to happen from the failures which have resulted in the past and produced the present ……. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/bank-of-england/11786604/Bank-of-England-Super-Thursday-Interest-rate-rise-expected-next-year-live.html
And Trevor [Potts], should you have written …”IBM has evolved SoftLayer into their first IEM” …… rather than “IBM has evolved SoftLayer into the first IEM”, for the latter is surely one of those known unknown things*:-)?
Nice to know though, that El Reg is so switched on to what is happening/happened in the Greater Bigger Picture Show, and so prepared to further share more and more about how IT Powers and EMPowers IT Takeover and Makeover of Global Systems and Universal Assets.
Methinks it be a very likely fact though, that rather than any sort of a mainstream/markets player being instrumental in anything of such a nature in the present for the future, are the leaders to be found in the ilks of a postmodernist Bletchley Park/Unit 61398 operation ….. Virtual Terrain Team Effort.
*Donald Rumsfeld .... the oracle that just keeps on giving:-) ....... "There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don't know."