11:30 AM CST: 3sIntel [soonerpatriot] Good morning all. Dress rehearsal may go very fast or they may find some minor glitches that might need to be resolved first. This is worldwide and a massive series of networks, but it has been tested and retested already. It will all work out-be positive
[soonerpatriot] 1 oldgeezer No, this is a new system being implemented. The old system will be deactivated when the new system finally goes live. It's a much more massive, complex system than the one before, so lots of hardware/software within the system to deal with.
[andisgram1] Just my opinion ok? Anytime a new computer system is implemented, no matter what industry it is in, your going to have dry runs. This is such a huge event it has to be right when it goes live. To save yourself some stress, don't get excited and expectant until it is LIVE! JMO
[soonerpatriot] dinardoc There are such things as back screens. In other industries they are referred to as operational screens, staging screens, or any number of other names. You must have a system that monitors what is populated out to the user screens (tellers in this instance). That's what they're referring to
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[stonedave] soonerpatriot I have been in IT all of my career and am very aware of gliches. If everyone wants to see if there can be problems just look at what happened last friday with the 3rd largest stock trading company on WS. They had an IPO and failed and had to shut down trading for the day.
[soonerpatriot] stonedave - My point exactly. Thanks for bringing that to our attention. It happens and to put this system in perspective, this has to be one of the largest systems known to man, rivaling maybe our defense network or some other government operations.
[soonerpatriot] Ok rocks - I heard they had that all taken care of. No, this looks like the dress reheasal on the real thing. I'm very optimistic that the techies have resolved any serious issues and are now fine-tuning, or just showing the PTB that all is good. Let's stay positive and no conspiracy issues.
[soonerpatriot] brsuperduty - They can test down to the operational level, so I've heard, but they would be interfering with normal banking ops if they tested down to the teller level during business hours. That doesn't mean though that they can't push the rates out during business hours, because they can.
[soonerpatriot] 1biz4u - It is entirely possible. Like I said to someone else, we don't know how the rehearsal went but if there were no problems, it could be pushed out at any time. I remember making small corrections for operators on the fly as they were helping customers on phones. No problem!
[soonerpatriot] Austin-Powers-For-PM - It's possible depending on last night's rehearsal. They have to be really, really close on this. If they had some glitches last night, maybe one more rehearsal but I don't think this will be a prolonged thing for days, weeks, and months. We are truly close IMO!
[Skyman] Since I have a programming background, I can completely understand trying to get it right the first time. I understand that a very small bug (glitch) in the programming can cause massive issues in the long run. Just look at Microsoft Windows and all the security updates that are required after they ship the product. So to me this makes perfect sense. But that is just IMHO....