A couple more items that caught my eye this week:
- The number of floor traders on the NYSE has dropped by a quarter in the last year. The drop is being driven by powerhouse brokerage firms such as Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse, as they look to shave milliseconds off transactions that can result in an extra $100 million a year to a brokerage firm - wow! Floor traders are moving out, being replaced by human traders that are working on these super fast systems. By the way, many of these large brokerage firms also use PerfectDisk for their defragmentation needs. Business At Light Speed is Information Week's cover story this week.
- No surprise here, but Information Week has a new survey out that says 30% of businesses have no plans to upgrade to Vista - not ever. We'll wait for Microsoft's response to this latest shot. What Microsoft really needs is for some day for some survey with real street cred to come out with better news. Haven't seen it yet. Of course, some day XP support will go away, and then maybe there will be an attitude change.
Until next week...