NAB adds Google to mix as it continues its multi-cloud push


National Australia Bank’s multi-cloud strategy has expanded to encompass Google, NAB announced today.

The bank said that Google Cloud would join Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) in its portfolio of public cloud providers as it looks to migrate some 35 per cent of its applications to the cloud by the end of next year.

NAB’s chief technology and operations officer, Patrick Wright, cited Google’s strengths in data analytics, machine learning and container management as particular drawcards.

“Our customers are asking us to better understand their needs and to meet those expectations far more efficiently than we’ve been able to previously,” Wright said in a statement.

“Investment in data is a critical element of our digital transformation – to be able to use data to develop products and services to improve customer experiences and be able to anticipate their needs.”

In April 2018 the bank announced the launch of NAB Cloud Guild as it sought to build up its in-house cloud expertise. The program initially had a focus on AWS, with the bank using Amazon’s services for its initial foray into using public cloud to store and process its data.

In October 2018, NAB revealed details of its collaboration with Microsoft, including shifting key platforms such as SAP to Azure.

Later in 2018, the bank announced that although it was firmly in the multi-cloud camp, AWS had been selected as its “long term strategic cloud provider”. NAB said in November it believed some its core banking systems would be shifted to AWS by the end of 2019.

The bank revealed earlier this year that in the six months ended 31 March it moved 128 applications on to cloud services, with 198 of its applications now running on cloud infrastructure. NAB has also moved to aggressively shut down legacy applications.

The bank said today that it now had 400 applications in the cloud, with its overall number of applications reduced by 8 per cent.

Wright said today in an interview released by NAB that competitive tension was one of the appealing aspects of the multi-cloud approach. The NAB CTOO said that multi-cloud enabled the bank to shift workloads across platforms and integrate a range of tools and capabilities.

“We’re designing our most critical applications to be portable between cloud partners to avoid concentration risk which is an important regulatory and risk consideration,” Wright said in a statement.

“We also want to tap into the advanced capabilities of the world’s best cloud providers to improve customer experience,” the NAB tech executive said.

“Google’s history of embracing open source technology enhances our ability to orchestrate infrastructure effectively across multi-cloud environments, and their software-based platform, Anthos, is a unique solution that we’ll explore further over time.”

NAB has added GCP training modules to its NAB Cloud and Analytics Guild education program. It said it will also move to integrate GCP capabilities into the NAB Discovery Cloud and Data Hub.

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Gaming’s ‘MeToo’ moment continues as more women come forward



For the ongoing series, Code Word, we’re exploring if — and how — technology can protect individuals against sexual assault and harassment, and how it can help and support survivors.

What started as a small collection of voices on Twitter has now ballooned into a full-blown movement, as more and more women in gaming come forward with accusations against men who’ve allegedly abused or assaulted them. As several observers have pointed out, it seems long overdue for the industry.

Several women came forward earlier this week to disclose the names of men who’d sexually abused them or engaged in predatory behavior, and now many more have followed. One of the people named in the second wave is Michael Antonov, one of the cofounders of Oculus. Autumn Rose Taylor, marketing director for developer Owlchemy Games, alleged that Antonov used the cover of an Oculus VR demo to grope her.

Antonov is no longer with Oculus, but Andrew Bosworth, the current VP of VR at Facebook, responded to Taylor on Twitter, saying, “I’m sorry it happened then and that you have to face the trauma again now.” He also linked to the company’s policy on workplace complaints and said, “I do not accept this behavior… You can hold me accountable if that’s not what you experience with Oculus or AR/VR at Facebook today.” Others called him out on this by linking to a tweet from Riot Games’ narrative designer Katie Chironis, who said that she was harassed by an Oculus employee at a company party and reported it to HR to no avail.

Another name that’s been added to the list of alleged abusers is Alexis Kennedy, one of the founders of studios Failbetter and Weather Factory. Meg Jayanth and Olivia Wood, writers who’ve worked with Kennedy during his tenure at Failbetter, both accused him of inappropriate behavior and emotional abuse towards women who worked with him.

As with the MeToo movement of recent years, the primary platform the accusers are using to share their stories is Twitter. Sometimes their accusers have responded in kind. Kennedy published a statement on Twitter in direct reply to one, saying “I have taken legal advice and I am making a police complaint about what seems to be a campaign of harassment.”

That said, at least one person who’s been accused has admitted some culpability — developer Ken Wong, who, while not accused of sexual abuse or assault, was accused of emotional abuse by former colleague Tony Coculuzzi. Coculuzzi said he was “abused to the point of depression and suicide” and that Wong berated at least one female employee “until she was sobbing uncontrollably, Every Single Day, for months.” Wong has since published a statement on Twitter admitting to having caused Coculuzzi “hurt.” He apologizes and claims to have bettered himself since his time working with Coculuzzi.

Alongside these allegations, people within the indie community have started shunning the accused. As stated in our previous article, one of the co-developers of Night in the Woods gave his support of Zoe Quinn following her story about Alec Holowka, and stating that Holowka wouldn’t be part of the game moving forward.

After the allegations against Kennedy came to light, Failbetter Games (which Kennedy cofounded) cut ties with him on a Twitter post. The spokesperson running the account said the developers understand that it’s often difficult to separate artist from art, and that Kennedy’s actions may color their appreciation of Fallen London and Sunless Sea, two games he worked on.

One of the immediate aftershocks of MeToo was the retaliation against the accused by the companies who’d previously stood in solidarity with them. We’re seeing that now with regards to the indie games industry, but we’ve yet to see this ripple out to the greater AAA companies, where surely more names and more stories are waiting to come to light.




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Binance continues crusade for crypto world domination with new dev platform



Just days after announcing its digital asset lending platform, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges Binance has announced the launch of another new platform, this time targeted at blockchain developers.

In a blog post yesterday, Binance laid out the foundations its open-source development platform, dubbed ‘Binance X.’ It seems the exchange is seeing this as just another arrow in its quiver towards the target of global cryptocurrency mass adoption.

“At Binance, our long-term mission is to provide infrastructure to enable the freedom of money,” the company said in the post.

In essence, “X” is an attempt to tie together all the dev tools that the exchange currently offers. These include API access to the exchange and software development kits for its Trust Wallet app.

“The long-term goal of Binance X is to foster a thriving developer ecosystem that innovates on products and services that would advance the crypto ecosystem and contribute to crypto adoption,” head of Binance X, Teck Chia, said to The Block.

The new platform is structured around three key principles: learning, collaboration, and growth. The names are fairly self-explanatory, but here’re the details.

Under the “Learn” section, the exchange will provide official and third-party resources to help devs get to grips with the Binance ecosystem and blockchain.

The “Collaborate” section will provide tools and channels to help developers work together both on and offline. Presumably, this will include communication channels, forums, and events of some kind.

The third section, “Grow,” will help developers take their products to the next level.

There is also the Binance X fellowship program. As part of the fellowship, devs get a monthly stipend and receive project support and guidance from more seasoned Binance community members and contributors.

It seems Binance knows it will need developers on its side if it’s going to continue its crusade for global cryptocurrency domination.

Published August 30, 2019 — 08:11 UTC




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