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Authors: Christopher H Head (Henley Business School, The University of Reading)
Published in: 2001
Length: 9 pages
Data source: Field research

Abstract

This case study looks at technology strategy and project management at the London Stock Exchange (LSE) from 1986 to summer 2000. It describes the LSE's competitive international business environment, and traces the business impacts of their technology strategy and project management. During this period the LSE attempted two separate computer systems to handle settlement of trading transactions. One, TAURUS, was a well- publicised technical failure setting the business back many years. The other, CREST, was very successful in technical terms, but the loss of leadership from TAURUS and other business strategy issues still left the LSE in an exposed position. The case chronicles these events.

Time period

The events covered by this case took place in 1986-2000.

Geographical setting

Region:
Europe
Country:
United Kingdom
Location:
London

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Abstract

This case study looks at technology strategy and project management at the London Stock Exchange (LSE) from 1986 to summer 2000. It describes the LSE's competitive international business environment, and traces the business impacts of their technology strategy and project management. During this period the LSE attempted two separate computer systems to handle settlement of trading transactions. One, TAURUS, was a well- publicised technical failure setting the business back many years. The other, CREST, was very successful in technical terms, but the loss of leadership from TAURUS and other business strategy issues still left the LSE in an exposed position. The case chronicles these events.

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Time period

The events covered by this case took place in 1986-2000.

Geographical setting

Region:
Europe
Country:
United Kingdom
Location:
London

Featured company

Anonymous company no. 1

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