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November 16, 2012  3:05 PM

London Stock Exchange turns IT oustourcing on its head and wins

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

Don't pay your outsourcer for services or partner them. If you can afford to, just buy them and build an offshore development team, cut costs and increase revenue in one fell swoop.

One of my first posts on this blog in 2009

May 19, 2011  4:54 PM

Letting IT service providers get close can only benefit a business

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
MillenniumIT, Outsourcing

I have recently wrote an articles that have looked at the trend of businesses sharing information with IT service providers.

If you do this both parties can plan...

February 14, 2011  11:08 AM

Linux ultimate test begins with offshore captive under the spotlight

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Linux, MillenniumIT, offshore, Tradelect

The London Stock Exchange's new Linux based core trading system, which replaced its .Net Tradelect system, is now up and running on the main stock exchange.


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October 21, 2010  6:00 AM

How offshored software development and Linux put the London Stock Exchange ahead of its rivals

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
.NET, Linux, MillenniumIT, Offshoring, Turquoise

The London Stock Exchange offshored the development of its core trading system when it acquired Sri Lanka based MillenniumIT. It also dumped .Net and moved to...

October 7, 2010  11:32 AM

Service provider’s Linux system, which dethroned .Net, has its big test at the weekend

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
MillenniumIT, offshore

The Linux based core trading system which persuaded the London Stock Exchange to take over a software company will have

May 21, 2010  2:49 PM

MillenniunIT will have to hold back its sales instincts for now

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

It must be strange for the management and workers of a supplier that is bought by a customer.

The London Stock Exchange acquired Sri Lanka based MillenniumIT...

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May 7, 2010  1:49 PM

Linux is ready for the ultimate challenge

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Linux, MillenniumIT

If the London Stock Exchange can use Linux for its core trading system then surely enterprises can move to the open source version of Unix.

Trading venues are dependent on 100% up-time and high performance computing. Milliseconds of downtime can cost its customers millions and cause...

May 6, 2010  4:40 PM

Are Sri Lankans thinkers and Indians workers?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
India, MillenniumIT, Offshoring

Following something that someone said to me today I thought I would ask the question: Are Sri Lankans thinkers and Indians workers?

I met a Sri Lankan IT...

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May 6, 2010  2:47 PM

Can Weeresinghe make the London Stock Exchange succeed in IT sales?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

I had a great meeting with Tony Weeresinghe, the man that set up MillenniumIT.

This is the Sri lankan software development house that the London Stock...

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