Why internet banking struggles on payday

neo_

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Wonder why there's no mention of Capitec…
 
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MightyQuin

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Why internet banking struggles on payday

Complex banking systems which process millions of transactions each day are bound to present hardware or software failures that lead to digital banking outages.
Which date of the month is that exactly? There are quite a few "paydays" every month.

I have never experienced this while paying staff, or banking on any of those days, with FNB.
 

Mortymoose

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Also every payday liquid falls over here by me, almost as if there are too many transactions and data flowing....
 

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All lying through their teeth. Fire the lot of them. Christine Wu is the weakest link.

ABSA went down because some dumbass made a change at 9am at month end to DNS.

No change management. No due diligence. No testing. No business continuity. Disaster recovery is insufficient as secondary capacity does not equal primary capacity.

The hardware and software works perfectly. Its the people who use it that are the id10ts with a bad workman always blaming their tools.

Voetsek katvis.
 

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All lying through their teeth. Fire the lot of them. Christine Wu is the weakest link.

ABSA went down because some dumbass made a change at 9am at month end to DNS.

No change management. No due diligence. No testing. No business continuity. Disaster recovery is insufficient as secondary capacity does not equal primary capacity.

The hardware and software works perfectly. Its the people who use it that are the id10ts with a bad workman always blaming their tools.

Voetsek katvis.
WE'RE UNDER ATTACK!
 

NeoAcheron

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LoL what a bunch of ****.

I worked at some of those "big banks". Their systems aren't under strain, the people that write the software are.
 

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How does software and hardware "break" under strain? They aren't eggs. At worst there should be a bit slower processing.
 

Crumbl0x

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Good response from Nedbank, yeah they've been down for unscheduled maintenance once or twice before and their airtime facility has been faulty before but never had faults during payday et al. personally.
 

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How does software and hardware "break" under strain? They aren't eggs. At worst there should be a bit slower processing.
Stress testing is a thing.
The dynamics are different at high volumes. Not all software gracefully handles timeouts. Often you can't see the issues until you put it under strain.
Software dev for scale is a little more complicated than people assume.
 
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Clickbait.
this had no explanation as to “why banks go down around payday”.
this was just a PR exercise for banks to claim to “understand” and to buy sympathy.
no solutions in sight. Our banks our out of touch and parasitic.
time for drastic change.
 
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