IT executives at financial-services firms, ECNs and the exchanges had many issues to contend with during the blackout. Below we tell their stories.
Amex Runs Out of Steam The American Stock Exchange had all its bases covered in the event of a power failure -- except one.
Lehman Brothers Stays Together Lehman Brothers' CIO Jon Beyman took August 14th off but didn't have the relaxing day he planned.
ECNs Battle Blackout Electronic-communications networks worked through the night to make sure their customers were plugged in.
NYSE Broker Doesn't Break After getting a workout running up and down 26 flights of stairs, Richard Rosenblatt got right back to work.
Devastated on 9-11; eSpeed Handles Blackout with Ease Learning the lessons of Sept. 11 well, eSpeed knew what to do when the lights went out.
Advest Adapts to Branch Closures Advest rerouts calls to get around branches affected by the blackout.
Outage Knocks Small Broker For a Loop Disaster-recovery sites and backup diesel generators cost money that some smaller players just don't have.
Nasdaq: All Systems Read Go Being an all-electronic exchange, Nasdaq was ready to go when the screens went dark.