LSE calls crisis meeting with market data vendors
Big implemenation, complex processes, why weren't they having meetings with their customers daily after teh switch over? Why weren't they running the new platform and the old one in tandem to have a fall back in case of problems.
No doubt there will be fault on all sides, but one thing is certain. London's reputation as a financial powerhosue has taken another beating.
Clinton calls for "ground rules" protecting intern
Love the way the headline was cut short - or was it a Freudian slip...?
London Stock Exchange Was 'Under Major Cyberattack' During Linux Switch
No, the London Stock Exchange and the UK police are the ones who have clamped down on the info. They believe the LSE was under cyber attack and this occured during the shift from the .Net platform to the new LInux platform.
The London Stock Exchange issued a set of contradictory statements at the time of the attack and about what was going on with migration to the new Linux platform.
The LSE said the attack was suspicious and that they had called in the police. Every appropriate police force contacted by ComputerworldUK denied any knowledge of an investigation or of having been contacted by the Exchange.
This sort of blanket denial usually only happens if the authorities believe there may be some terrorist aspect to the incident. ConputerworldUK tried to report what was happening and bring people up to speed with the attack and with the delayed move to the Linux-based platform. The story is not FUD, it is incomplete, but that is because answers to CWUK questions are being withheld.
Mike Simons, CWUK editor
LSE 'under cyberattack' during Linux switch
Surprise, surpirse, Linux was not to blame it seems. It is also likley that the much maligned deveklopers weren't responsible either. Good to know, but quite predictable....
UK government chooses new head of IT
No matter how good the government CIO is, they have no real power. Who would believe that in 2011 people who can barely send an email have more control over billions of pounds worth of spending than people who understand business and IT...
BP inquiry stranded as IT supplier refuses access
How can this be? Isn't it time the adminsitration siezed the code? This is not some arguemtn over intellectual property, it is an effort to find out what happened and why, in one of the worst envirnmental disasters the US has seen. I don't know who owns National Oilwell Varco, but the less they cooperate, the more I think they should be put on the stand. If the company doesn't like the investiogators' approach, they should make all the software avaiable and then take issue with the way the investigators use it and interpret the results.
They weren't in the firing line until they refused to cooperate...
Hospital CIOs Confused About eHealth Records
Look at Britain's health IT debacle and learn...
Grumpy People Think Better
Couldn't agree more
European Commission Betrays Open Standards
They are knaves
EU Piracy estimates: Just how inaccurate?
Start raising the right demands, get enough momentum going behind them and an organisation will come forward to take responsbility and try and coordinate the other side's approach. Stay silent and you get walked all over.
Linux struggles to make a dent in desktop
Don't be so sure. As the price of hardware tumbles the price of the Microsoft tax rises proportionatly. Many of us don't pay now and more won't pay in the future. The popualtion is getting more tech savie not less. Linux desktops are getting better and so are people's skills. This article pervaricates too much. We need to keep on camapigning for the future.
Twitter ditches MySQL for open source database
The resistance will always rise again...
Going against the stream is the prerequisite for innovation in IT as well as life more generally.
Saatchi, BBDO go on virtual strike
Not your usual form of resistance, but a start...
HP ordered to pay BSkyB £200m interim paymen
Incredibly embarrassing for HP-EDS. Just two weeks to go before their quarterly earnings report. It is not just the cash but the reputational damage. HP workers will have to pick up the cost. How many management heads will roll?
London Stock Exchange migrating to Linux platform
Should have done it long ago
London Stock Exchange rejects .NET for open source
Not dupe, development. Initial reports that Tradelelect was getting dumped appeared in June.
London Stock Exchange to dump Â£40m TradElect - reports
Coverage developed with the Exchange's acquisition of a platform technology supplier. platform technology supplier
This blog develops the story with a focus on open source.
Computerworld in the US also had a good discussion on it http://blogs.computerworld.com/london_stock_exchange_to_abandon_failed_windows_platform
Mozillians of Europe, Unite
Good point made by Glyn Moody
Mike Beltzner, Mozilla's Director of Firefox, did not see the main competition coming from Internet Explorer or Google Chrome â" although he acknowledged that both of these would be working hard to gain market share. Instead, he made an good point about how these â" and other software companies like Adobe â" take a standards-compliant browser foundation for granted, and then add proprietary lock-in on top (through Silverlight, Flash etc.).
Microsoft Embraces AMQP Open Middleware Standard
It is the "Extend" part that we need to be worried about because it is the gateway to making propitiatory additions to standards. There is a useful blog entry by Glyn Moody on Microsoft's tactics over Apache, where they have been 'cleared' to contribute patches. This will effectively fork the code, according to Glyn. Will the same happen here?
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