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What We Learned From the NYSE, United Airlines Tech Outages

Phone companies typically promise 99.999% reliability. But can we expect the same from other kinds of networks upon which we increasingly rely? By Steve Rosenbush and Steven Norton, The Wall Street Journal 9 July 2015 URL: http://www.wsj.com/articles/spate-of-tech-outages-yesterday-signal-an-era-has-ended-1436464561 Say what you will about Plain Old Telephone Service, but it worked. The functionality of POTS, as it was known, … Continue reading What We Learned From the NYSE, United Airlines Tech Outages

NYSE Provides Glimpse into Glitch Timeline

By Steven Norton and Kim S. Nash, The Wall Street Journal 9 July 2015 URL: http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2015/07/09/nyse-provides-glimpse-into-glitch-timeline/ The New York Stock Exchange gave a glimpse into the pressure-cooker technology situation it faced Wednesday when a configuration issue led to a nearly four-hour trading outage.It began Tuesday evening, when the NYSE started to roll out a software release ahead … Continue reading NYSE Provides Glimpse into Glitch Timeline

‘Not a Conspiracy, Just a Bad Day’: Bank Reactions to Glitchfest

by Penny Crosman, Bank Technology News 8 July 2015 URL: http://www.americanbanker.com/news/bank-technology/not-a-conspiracy-just-a-bad-day-bank-reactions-to-glitchfest-1075289-1.html With an airline, a national business newspaper and the New York Stock Exchange all suffering outages Wednesday, it was no surprise when regulators checked in with a West Coast bank."It came across quickly, we had people internally get the news and the regulatory community reached out as … Continue reading ‘Not a Conspiracy, Just a Bad Day’: Bank Reactions to Glitchfest

CIO career trajectory: Leaving chemistry for the ‘information business’

How Steve Rubinow of Thomson Reuters started as a university professor with a PhD in chemistry, and moved to a succession of business technology executive roles in food manufacturing, car rental and finance. By Divina Paredes, CIO New Zealand 28 December 2013 URL: http://www.cio.co.nz/article/534963/_cio_career_trajectory_leaving_chemistry_information_business_/? Regardless of the industry, a CIO is essentially in the information business. Steve … Continue reading CIO career trajectory: Leaving chemistry for the ‘information business’

How I Became a CIO: Steve Rubinow, Thomson Reuters

By Sara Peters, Enterprise Efficiency 15 August 2013 URL: http://www.enterpriseefficiency.com/author.asp?section_id=1134&doc_id=266494& Steve Rubinow was programming mainframes in eighth grade. Yet it wasn't until many years later that he considered a career in IT. Rubinow is now CIO of Thomson Reuters, coming to the position via the acquisition of his former company, FX Alliance. Prior to FX Alliance, he … Continue reading How I Became a CIO: Steve Rubinow, Thomson Reuters

Aternity Publishes Socially-Savvy CIO List Socially-Savvy CIOs: Top 30 in the United States

By Aternity 28 June 2013 URL: http://www.enduserexperience.info/articles/535484/aternity-publishes-socially-savvy-cio-list/ Since the beginning of the year, Aternity has been reviewing various social media channels to evaluate and highlight CIOs who have embraced the benefits of communicating to broader audiences through their Twitter accounts. Below is the official list of those CIOs in the United States that we feel are true … Continue reading Aternity Publishes Socially-Savvy CIO List Socially-Savvy CIOs: Top 30 in the United States

Salary Survey: IT Pros Want More Than a Pay Raise

Salaries are up slightly, but employees want more challenge and engagement, according to our research By Peggy Bresnick Kendler, Wall Street & Technology 17 June 2013 URL: http://www.wallstreetandtech.com/career-management/salary-survey-it-pros-want-more-than-a-p/240156524 Banks today must focus on improving employee engagement, investing in training, and providing interesting and flexible work environments if they expect to recruit and retain management and staff. The … Continue reading Salary Survey: IT Pros Want More Than a Pay Raise

Telecommuting In Financial Services Is Here To Stay

Is telecommuting good for financial services workers? It depends on who you ask By Melanie Rodier, Wall Street & Technology  13 June 2013 URL: http://www.wallstreetandtech.com/career-management/telecommuting-in-financial-services-is-h/240156469 Earlier this year, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer made waves by announcing that her employees could no longer telecommute. The Telework Research Network estimates that over 3.15 million people consider home to be … Continue reading Telecommuting In Financial Services Is Here To Stay

World’s Largest High-Rise Data Center Opens in Downtown New York City

By Greg MacSweeney, Wall Street and Technology 21 March 2013 URL: http://www.wallstreetandtech.com/it-infrastructure/worlds-largest-high-rise-data-center-ope/240151399 It's no secret that most of the New York tri-state area's compute capacity is scattered in the suburbs of New Jersey and upstate New York. However, the multi-tenant data center that just opened in lower Manhattan is not only the newest, it is also one … Continue reading World’s Largest High-Rise Data Center Opens in Downtown New York City

Tech Errors Are Part of Stock Trading Risk

By Sara Peters, Enterprise Efficiency 17 January 2013 URL: http://www.enterpriseefficiency.com/author.asp?section_id=1134&doc_id=257568& All trading on the stock market comes with risk. The potential for technological errors and disruptions in stock exchanges is now just a standard variable in the risk equation. Traders have to account for it when they're deciding which exchanges to use. And the exchanges have to … Continue reading Tech Errors Are Part of Stock Trading Risk