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September 12, 2008 by

About that London Stock Exchange IT failure

The obvious lesson from the correlation between Microsoft's eagerness to brag about the performance and reliability of the system installed at the London Stock Exchange and it's actual performance and unreliability is that pride goeth before a fall - but the deeper lesson is that top management didn't do its job and should be held accountable.

September 18, 2007 by

More time to enter San Francisco contest

Just a quick note to let members know that we've extended the deadline on our competition to win a trip to San Francisco for the RSA Conference 2008 in April or a full pass to RSA Europe 2007 in London next month.To recap, all you have to do is post entries in our Sentry Posts group blog on security management.

July 10, 2007 by

Enterprises still grappling with access management: Gartner

Despite broader recognition of the need for securing access to applications and other IT resources, enterprises are still struggling to come to terms with the issues involved with identity and access management (IAM), Gartner has warned."We need to have a much more well defined process for IAM, with architectures, controls and processes," Gartner UK vice president for research Ant Allan told attendees at a recent conference on identity and access management in London.

October 12, 2005 by

Open-source ECM tool nears release

Software provider Alfresco is putting finishing touches to the first release of its open-source technology to help businesses manage their data.The London-based company said the software, also called Alfresco, is one of the first nonproprietary examples of enterprise content management (ECM) products, which help a large company automatically keep track of all its data, smoothing search and indexing activities.

May 26, 2005 by

Sage makes bold SME play

Financial software giant Sage has announced aggressive plans to make an impact on the Australian small and medium enterprise (SME) market.Listed on the London Stock Exchange, Sage has been on an acquisition trail in Australia since 2003, buying out business management software company ACCPAC, relationship management software maker ACT, accounting and taxation software firm HandiSoft, and payroll and human resource management software vendor MicrOpay.

April 15, 2005 by

Rupert Goodwins' Diary

Wednesday 13/4/05To the Copyright Bar in Wapping for our Q1 party, right outside the brooding menace of the News International empire. Wapping is one of those areas of London that seems to have its own psychic microclimate: everything is a degree or two colder, the buildings a touch more threatening and the sense of foreboding just that bit more forebodery.

October 1, 2004 by

Rupert Goodwins' Diary

Thursday 30/10/2004Much fun in a Soho pub, where a small but dedicated band of boozy hacks has decided to reconvene an old London IT journalist tradition -- the First Thursday drinking session. We have been summoned by the resourceful Lucy Sherriff of The Register, who has made good use of her science degree by getting the date wrong by a week.

March 12, 2004 by

Rupert Goodwins' Diary

Thursday 11/03/2004A long day at Microsoft's London HQ, and it's our own fault. MS has realised that one of the problems it has with digital rights management is bad press -- to be precise, we don't understand what it is, what it's for, how it works or why anyone would want it.

March 6, 2002 by

Start-up nabs Oracle VP for CEO

Software start-up Evolve has appointed former Oracle Vice President Linda Zecher as its chief executive and president, Evolve said Tuesday. The company, launched in 1995, sells software that helps service companies, such as system integrators and consulting organizations, track and control their projects and labor costs. Zecher, who started her new post Tuesday, replaces interim-CEO Lin Johnstone, who is leaving the Emeryville, Calif.-based company to return to her home in London after five months with the company. At Oracle, Zecher spent five years running a $1.3 billion division of Oracle that sells business applications to services companies. She has also held management positions at PeopleSoft and Bank of America. Evolve competes in the services automation market with Portera, Niku, Opus 360 and PeopleSoft. --Alorie Gilbert, Special to ZDNet News


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