OBASHI Think

See things clearly

October 2011 Blog Posts (4)

Security: Cloud vs. On-premises

Researchers at Ruhr University, Germany, recently informed Amazon Web Services (AWS) of security holes in the AWS cloud architecture, enabling AWS to fix them before any “customers have been impacted”.

 

The research team believes similar flaws exist in many other cloud services, potentially enabling, ‘attackers to gain administrative…

Continue

Added by Paul Wallis on October 28, 2011 at 10:24 — No Comments

HFT and data flow

Yesterday, the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), a global finance industry watchdog, published a report on High Frequency Trading (HFT), and other high-tech trading practices.

 

The report is a response to the financial ‘flash crash’ of 2010 (and numerous subsequent ‘mini flash-crashes’) in which HFT clearly played some…

Continue

Added by Paul Wallis on October 21, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments

Under pressure: IT and the steam boiler

                ... a charred body, a bent watch, two rubber heels and a torn piece of clothing...

The remains of Chief Engineer David Rockwell were found on March 21st 1905, the day after an industrial explosion and intense fire occurred at the Grover Shoe Factory, Brockton, Massachusetts.

 

The disaster, in which 58 people were killed and 150…

Continue

Added by Paul Wallis on October 14, 2011 at 11:00 — No Comments

Data flow disasters cost a lot of money

 "hindsight is great, but foresight is better............and less expensive."

Almost a year ago, that was my conclusion on how OBASHI could be used to create clarity in the business, and avert a ‘data flow disaster’ like the one at TUI Travel, which caused the company a £117 million loss. 

 

A data flow disaster is the term we use for an event where a flow of data is interrupted or compromised, so that there is a negative business impact on…

Continue

Added by Fergus Cloughley on October 7, 2011 at 0:32 — No Comments

© 2017   Created by Fergus Cloughley.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service