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What does KCG’s recent debacle say about governance and technology?

by Richard Hunter  |  August 6, 2012

In the days since Knight Capital Group suffered a “computer glitch” that cost the company $440M in losses, I’ve been discussing with my colleagues how this catastrophe might have been prevented.    Some of my colleagues have argued that the failure was basically about IT governance–that the IT team at Knight was responsible only for implementing […]

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Q: Can IT failure bring a company down? A: Yes.

by Richard Hunter  |  August 2, 2012

My colleagues at Gartner and I have recently been discussing the importance of IT risk, often in the context of Cloud adoption, where the discussion is usually about the extent to which risks in the Cloud will slow adoption.  (Our basic take on that question is some,but not enough to significantly impede the march to Cloud.)  Some of […]

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