Financial industry vendors rarely make the headlines unless the news is bad. And in 2015, the news was often catastrophically bad.
On April 17, a network outage at Bloomberg caused the New York-based data vendor's terminals to go dark for nearly two and a half hours. The outage disrupted trading in Asia and Europe and forced the UK government to postpone a debt auction.
Vendor risk reared its head again on August 24 when an outage at Pennsylvania-based software vendor SunGard, which lasted for