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Financial Firms to Struggle With Growing Social Infrastructure in 2015
News  |  12/22/2014  | 
Capital Markets Outlook 2015: Social media infrastructure in financial services will grow dramatically in the coming year, putting pressure on IT and compliance to shed manual processes and use scalable technology.
Where Should You Spend Your IT Budget in 2015?
News  |  12/19/2014  | 
Capital Markets Outlook 2015: A bank can get the biggest bang for its IT buck by implementing agile development methodologies. Banks that use agile deliver 96% of their projects on budget and 79% of them on time.
Wall Street CIOs Have a Vendor Management Problem
Commentary  |  12/18/2014  | 
If Wall Street CIOs want to stay ahead of competition and ensure high-speed trading software doesn't start the next flash crash, they need better insight into vendor delivered software.
Technology Innovation Returns to Financial Services
Commentary  |  12/18/2014  | 
Capital Markets Outlook 2015: Following a few years dominated by regulatory compliance and cost saving technology initiatives, financial organizations are finally investing in innovative technology and tools.
Why There's Confusion Over Valuing Bitcoin
News  |  12/17/2014  | 
Bitcoin presents a new type of nontraditional, highly technical, experimental, and global digital instrument to our already complex world. That fact should not conjure fear. It should engender excitement.
Big-Data Analytics & Cloud: The Perfect Storm
Commentary  |  12/15/2014  | 
Most signs are pointing to a big increase in investment in big-data analytics and cloud in the coming year.
Finding 'Technology Alpha' Can Mitigate TCO
News  |  12/10/2014  | 
A new TABB Group model demonstrates how revenue per employee can help mitigate high total technology spending costs.
TCO for Front Office Employees Nearly $500K, TABB Reports
News  |  12/3/2014  | 
A TABB Group report introduces "human capital" into a new TCO benchmarking model and discovers average spending on a capital markets front office employee tops $461,000 annually.
Citibank Brazil Deploys Award-Winning BPM Solution: Now What?
Commentary  |  11/19/2014  | 
Citibank Brazil automated commercial customer onboarding and reduced cycle time by 70%. But how can a global organization harness the successes of its islands of solutions?
Bitcoin 101: Why It's Attracting Wall Street Investment
News  |  11/12/2014  | 
Despite its infancy, Bitcoins are being called one of the greatest developments of the new financial services landscape. Here's why.
Nasdaq OMX Won Over SIP Committee With Latency Reductions & Tech Upgrades
News  |  11/7/2014  | 
Nasdaq OMX's plan to move the SIP to the INET technology platform, coupled with ongoing reductions in latency and plans for hot/hot disaster recovery, influenced the committee's final decision.
The Sentient Enterprise: Data Driven as a Strategy, Not a Tactic
Commentary  |  10/28/2014  | 
Can capital markets take a tip from front-to-back-office customer execution efficiencies and apply it to the investment process?
Shared Reporting Services on the Horizon, Genpact Predicts
Commentary  |  10/24/2014  | 
The financial services industry is starting to adopt shared services, resulting in reasonable impacts to the bottom line. Genpact expects a push for reporting efficiency will come next.
Don't Let the Cloud Rain on Your Operations Strategy Parade
Commentary  |  10/24/2014  | 
Avoid migrating large applications all at once to minimize risk during a cloud project.
Could Intel Lose Data Center Market Share to ARM Chips?
Commentary  |  10/23/2014  | 
ARM chips could be an alternative for certain purposes in the datacenter, but many questions have to be answered before they pose a threat to Intel's market dominance.
Wall Street Seeks Edge From Operational Alpha
News  |  10/21/2014  | 
Alpha was a front-office term, but now banks and brokers are looking to the middle and back office for profitability.
Speeding Up the SIP Isn't Enough, Say Market Pros at Baruch Conference
News  |  10/17/2014  | 
Wall Street professionals discussed a plan to create multiple competing aggregators for the Nasdaq SIP as a way to strengthen the market infrastructure.
3 Reasons Financial Services Benefit From Cloud-Based Business Intelligence
Commentary  |  10/16/2014  | 
The answer to big-data success lies in the cloud.
The Evolution of Technology Due Diligence for Hedge Funds
News  |  10/10/2014  | 
Due diligence is no longer a matter of keeping pace with regulations and technology standards. Now hedge funds are expected to enhance infrastructure ahead of regulatory guidelines.
Transition Faster to the Cloud With DevOps
Commentary  |  10/8/2014  | 
Moving to the cloud requires a seamless operations and development process.
Customer Focus Is More Important Than On-Budget
News  |  10/2/2014  | 
At TIAA-CREF, the best-built system or platform that hits all business deliverables is useless if the customers dont love the functionality.
Updating the Datacenter: Monitoring the Gradual Shift
Commentary  |  9/24/2014  | 
To gradually virtualize legacy infrastructure, institutions first need a detailed view of performance across systems.
Dont Perform Surgery on Yourself: The Case for Managed IT Services
Commentary  |  9/23/2014  | 
Instead of putting systems and solutions in the hands of experts who specialize solely in managing the security and integrity of IT assets, many financial services firms react to security incidents by insisting on total control.
Banks to Increase IT Spend on Big Data Challenges, Finds Aite Report
Commentary  |  9/17/2014  | 
Big data has presented the greatest challenges and dissatisfaction for banks, yet it is the most likely to see upward spending in the next two years.
5 Tips to Save the Wall Street Datacenter
Commentary  |  9/16/2014  | 
Though cloud computing and SaaS are all the rage, there is still a need for proprietary Wall Street datacenters, as long as they are run efficiently.
The Art and Science of Leveraging Cloud Infrastructure
Commentary  |  9/9/2014  | 
Now that cloud providers have addressed many of the more practical concerns of their users, data segregation has become the major challenge in cloud deployments.
A Field Guide to Identifying Platforms for Risk & Finance
Commentary  |  9/8/2014  | 
Platforms can fundamentally change the way banks perform key functions.
Microsoft Enables Fast Migration Into Azure
News  |  9/8/2014  | 
Microsoft's Migration Accelerator makes it easier for VMware and Amazon Web Services customers to move workloads into Azure.
Half of Financial Services Companies Plan to Adopt SDN
Commentary  |  9/4/2014  | 
Juniper survey finds 56% of finance respondents plan to adopt software-defined networking within a year.
The BYOD Challenge
Commentary  |  8/26/2014  | 
Having a policy in place to manage mobile devices used by employees for work purposes is necessary in this current day.
Performance Monitoring Key to Smooth Infrastructure Modernization
Commentary  |  8/26/2014  | 
As banks consider how to shift infrastructure and storage solutions, they cant afford to lose visibility into performance.
Enterprise IT Swings Back to Insourcing
News  |  8/25/2014  | 
Insourcing is becoming more common as businesses try to leverage newer technologies and tools to create business opportunities.
Using RPA in Banking to Streamline Development
Commentary  |  8/22/2014  | 
As the returns on outsourcing decline, firms are looking for other ways to increase efficiency and reduce costs in the IT organization. Robotic Process Automation may help.
A Guide to Physical Datacenter Security
Commentary  |  8/12/2014  | 
Datacenters are generally known to be extremely secure facilities. However, physical breaches do happen, and they sometimes occur very easily.
What Will the Financial Back Office of Tomorrow Look Like?
Commentary  |  7/31/2014  | 
Asset managers are increasingly looking to automate their manual back office workflows. Confluence calls it the "back office revolution."
Staying Ahead of the Game With Continuous Delivery
Commentary  |  7/30/2014  | 
The need to develop better software faster is leading financial organizations to continuous delivery (CD), a practice pioneered by SaaS companies like Salesforce.
The Mainframe Innovation Drag
Commentary  |  7/24/2014  | 
It may be time for a consortium of firms motivated around the objective of eliminating the mainframe. What if every self-clearing firm decided to participate in building a modern, back-office system as an open-source, cloud-based project?
Investment Bank Prager Takes New Approach to CRM
News  |  7/18/2014  | 
Prager & Co. is one of a growing number of financial service firms turning to customer relationship management (CRM) technology to improve customer success.
Are You Ready for the Mobile Enterprise?
News  |  7/15/2014  | 
In addition to supporting external customers, banks need to support their own increasingly mobile employee base.
Moving Beyond Buy-Side Cloud Computing Myths
Commentary  |  7/10/2014  | 
Security and compliance are certainly concerns for buy-side firms looking to use the cloud, but it shouldn't hold everyone back from cloud-based technology.
Demystifying the Financial Services Myths Around Legacy IT
Commentary  |  7/8/2014  | 
Contrary to the industry's popular belief, there is no silver bullet when it comes to properly upgrading a corporate IT environment. A multi-phased process must be embraced.
Financial Industry Infrastructure in Need of Rebuild
Commentary  |  7/8/2014  | 
The C suites are responsible for tearing down silo thinking and reengineering the financial system. So far, they've left much to be desired.
Playing Catch Up: Banks & Brokerages Battle for the Self-Directed Investor
Commentary  |  7/7/2014  | 
Investors want easy-to-use interfaces, customized views, and dynamic content. Moving this kind of data to the front-end is a big ask for legacy back-office databases.
Pressures on Bank IT in the Age of Cloud
Commentary  |  6/23/2014  | 
IT operations face pressures from both business and development teams to provide new and innovative services. Focus is now on keeping ahead of the wave of startups that harness the cloud's rapid business capabilities.
Public vs. Private Cloud: Dollars & Sense
Commentary  |  6/17/2014  | 
The move to the public cloud in financial services has been slow, but economics shows it is about to speed up.
The Virtual Datacenter Model Explained
Commentary  |  6/12/2014  | 
There are many tools and technologies that make a virtual datacenter run. Here are a few of the major layers firms will have in their virtual set up.
The Long Road To Big Data
News  |  6/9/2014  | 
Although enterprise-wide big data strategies are elusive, there are many smaller projects providing immediate value and paving the road for larger initiatives.
5 Tips to Find Alpha in Your Infrastructure
Commentary  |  5/30/2014  | 
From the flashy to the practical, financial firms looking to gain operational alpha from infrastructure face an overwhelming world of choices in terms of commercial and off-the-shelf offerings. Proper perspective, kill switches, and diagnostic tools can help.
IEX & the Re-Mutualization of Market Infrastructure
Commentary  |  5/28/2014  | 
Whether success or failure, devil or savior, IEX exists because enough members of the buy-side community wanted it to.
Merrill Lynch's 'Merrill One' Platform Raises the Bar on Investment Solutions
News  |  5/27/2014  | 
Merrill Lynch is transforming its advisory business by doing what all other brokerages have only talked about for years.
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