Time running out to prevent banks’ Brexit exodus – City of London boss – Reuters

English: Bratwurst Nürnberg style with sauerkr...

English: Bratwurst Nürnberg style with sauerkraut served at the Kirwa in Sulzbach-Rosenberg (Germany) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Reuter’s reports that Britain must negotiate a staggered departure from the European Union in the next few months or risk seeing thousands of finance jobs move overseas, citing the policy chief of London’s financial district.

Source: Time running out to prevent banks’ Brexit exodus – City of London boss

If I worked in financial services, I’d be doing two things: (1) taking a crash course in German; (2) taking my family to Germany this summer, so that they start to like the German way of life. The ‘Bratwurst‘ era will follow the ‘Brexit era’.

Like my fellow blogger, John Gelmini and myself, Brits need to be ready to work outside the UK to keep their careers, otherwise risk being consigned to the scrap heap.


What is ransomware and how to protect your precious files from it? | The Conversation

If you use a computer with internet access, this article is simply a must-read. In the wake of the recent attacks, The Conversation reports two cybersecurity experts explaining how ransomware works.

Source: What is Ransomware? | World Economic Forum

Although not a techie, I managed IT departments for many years, and I made similar arguments in a recent blog entitled ‘Pros and Cons of the Microsoft Office 365 Cloud – Dummies.com’. Let me restate:

If you’re a serious techie, there are perhaps other and cheaper solutions ( than branded software) but they can be time-consuming and risky. Non-techies shouldn’t be ‘penny wise and Pound foolish’. Can you deal with dozens of computer security threats and risks, like trojans, viruses, worms, spyware, scareware etc.?

The recommendations in the ransomware article make sense. Don’t be an idiot, follow best-practice advice, otherwise chances are sooner or later you’ll regret it, big time.