Better Latent Than Never?

The write-up of our Web seminar on latency in this issue isn't just hype: latency has spawned multiple industry segments dedicated to measuring, analyzing and eliminating it. If you doubt latency's importance, take a look at some news items from last week.

Last Thursday, Nov. 19, giant IBM released the results of benchmark testing by the Securities Technology Analysis Center showing that the vendor's WebSphere MQ Low Latency Messaging platform achieved latency of eight microseconds at a throughpu