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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 Saturday 13 Feb 2010 05:56 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> High Plains Thumper on Friday:
>>> 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.
> I think the news woke up a lot of people.  What was billed as a high
> performance system didn't deliver.

Very few stock exchanges in the world still experiment with Windows. Expect Italy to
follow suit.

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