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Re: [News] London Stock Exchange CIO Possibly Loses Job After Foolishly Choosing Microsoft

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____/ High Plains Thumper on Friday 12 Feb 2010 14:06 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> London Stock Exchange appoints new CIO
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>> He will also work with Tony Weeresinghe, CEO of MillenniumIT on a
>>> project to switch on the Linux-based MillenniumIT trading platform
>>> by 2010. It replaces the outgoing TradElect platform, based on
>>> Microsoft .Net architecture.
>>> Meanwhile, David Lester, the LSE's director of information
>>> services, will manage the merger of Turquoise and Baikal.
>> `----
>> http://www.computerworlduk.com/management/careers-hr/people-management/news/index.cfm?newsid=18734
> Interesting article.  NYSE chose Linux and is thriving.  OTOH, LSE is
> holding together with bailing wire, chewing gum and tape (figuratively
> speaking).
> IOW, choosing Microsoft .net technologies can get you fired.

AFAIK, LSE also had excessive (full) redundancy that could easily double the cost.

London is in Microsoft's pocket, so LSE moving to GNU/Linux must be a massive shock
to the criminal corporation (with convictions) from Redmond.

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