Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015
Conventional business theory says: “What does not directly add to profit – but still costs money to operate – is a cost center.” It’s a mental trap that can easily affect networks; after all, networks require compliance with not only telecommunications rules but also various rules from regulators. But, without the network, there would not be any business. Instead of a cost center, financial services need to view networks as a nervous system, invisible to the naked eye but through which everything is accomplished.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Among English-speaking countries early school days usually focus on Reading, ‘Riting and ‘Rithmatic – long considered the basics for a sound education. Addressing three different “R”s is critical for sound trading communications – Resiliency, Reliability and Risk.
Monday, April 27, 2015
Like most technology events aimed at our industry, there was a little bit of everything at the recent TradeTech Europe conference.
Friday, April 17, 2015
“What do customers want?” is an age-old question every business tries to stay on top, or presumably ahead, of. New applications are certainly one of those areas where this applies. There are already so many apps for so many things, and yet creative minds seem to flood the marketplace with even more innovative apps every day. Is the appetite insatiable?
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Avoiding Regulators: The Big Three Areas Your Firm Should Invest its Resources in to Stay Compliant
Some IT Departments in Financial Services firms would like to pretend that compliance is not an IT issue. On the contrary, compliance is everyone’s issue and it is not going away.
Monday, Jan. 26, 2015
Electronic trading, and the technical benefits it offers, has long been touted as the future of financial communication, providing STP, low-latency, reduced post-trade breaks and the transparency required by regulators. However, success on the trading floor is built on more than measuring speed to market in microseconds – it requires traders to leverage real human relationships for a clear and accurate picture of the market’s color.
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015
Survey Finds Financial Firms Set to Increase 2015 Technology Spending Amid Focus on Core Competencies
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015
Playing basketball. Running marathons. Climbing mountains. Working out. Whatever our athletic prowess might be, for years now Nike has been telling us to ‘Just Do It’.
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
Today, social media accelerates how we build our personal networks – for instance, Facebook for our friends and family networks, LinkedIn for professional networks. Good networking helps us know and do things both fast and well.
Thursday, Dec. 04, 2014
The $30 billion market data industry is rapidly evolving with many firms now providing a wide array of managed service offerings. Nowhere is managed services becoming more prevalent than in the Asia-Pacific region where accessing global markets and counterparties can be challenging given vast geographical distances and significant regulatory, cultural, economic, and linguistic differences among the various countries in the region.