Stories by Leo King

IDC: Technology consumerisation is overhauling the IT role

The consumerisation of technology in the workplace, whereby users bring in their own devices and even sign up to their own choice of cloud systems, is drastically changing the role of the IT department.

Written by Leo King13 June 11 18:15

IT security regulations ‘totally out of date’

The legal framework in which businesses operate their IT and data security is "totally outdated" and dates "from the 20th Century, while attempting to tackle problems in the 21st", according to a panel of experts.

Written by Leo King07 June 11 03:10

London Stock Exchange: What really went wrong

The London Stock Exchange has made a U-turn on the system requirements placed on data vendors such as Thomson Reuters, Interactive Data and Bloomberg, after three weeks of problems since the launch of its new trading platform.

Written by Leo King05 March 11 05:41

Official report: BP oil spill IT systems lacked key alarms

BP's monitoring IT systems on the failed Deepwater Horizon oil rig relied too heavily on engineers following complex data for long periods of time, instead of providing automatic warning alerts.

Written by Leo King07 Jan. 11 04:14

SAP in another exec reshuffle

Three SAP vice presidents and a head of services are leaving the company, as part of a major management reshuffle, it is understood.

Written by Leo King22 Dec. 10 02:25

SAP-Oracle feud could hurt business, customers say

Prolonging the battle between SAP and Oracle, following last week's £820 million damages award, could hurt enterprise software users and change the support landscape.

Written by Leo King01 Dec. 10 01:33

BP ignored safety software advice, investigators find

BP ignored the advice of safety critical software in an attempt to save time before the disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill, according to a presentation slide prepared by US investigators.

Written by Leo King27 Nov. 10 04:31