What were you looking at last week?

Last week’s most popular stories were topped by doom-and-gloom in the IT job market as loss-making Sun Microsystems cuts 1,000 jobs.

More tales of woe also proved popular as a computer fault at Oyster card caused several thousand cards to fail (65,000 need to be replaced) meaning many passengers travelling free.

Third in the list was news that BT is to outsource all its managed IT.

Trouble in the banking sector has left some banks and building societies vulnerable and the Alliance & Leicester was quickly snapped up by Spanish bank Santander, which is likely to make cost savings by transforming Alliance and Leicester’s IT operation.

Fifth, and finally, news that the UK is at the bottom of the Open Source league table grabbed quite a few eyeballs.