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Paul Wallis's Blog – September 2011 Archive (2)

Understanding connections

When you are growing up, some television programmes bury themselves deep into your brain and just stay there.

 

For me, one such was the BBC series “Connections”, by the science historian, James Burke.

 

First broadcast in 1978, the documentary explored the ways our modern technological world came into existence.

 

As a kid, I would watch fascinated, as Burke would weave a thread through historical eras, making “connections” between seemingly…

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Added by Paul Wallis on September 15, 2011 at 10:57 — No Comments

Be afraid – business as usual in Finance IT

In July, Information Age ran a roundtable debate with IT leaders to discuss various bank industry issues.  Here are comments made by some of the delegates:

“We still don’t understand what the exposure of the banks is to each other.”

 

“Some retail banks are running on 40-year-old…

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Added by Paul Wallis on September 8, 2011 at 16:05 — No Comments

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