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Interactive Data Launches Continuous Fixed Income Pricing Service
Commentary  |  9/19/2014  | 
Independent intra-day FI pricing is helping to shine light on the opaque fixed income market.
Gartner: 75% of Mobile Apps Will Fail Security Tests Through 2015
Commentary  |  9/18/2014  | 
The rise of BYOD means enterprises must implement security testing and containment solutions, according to new Gartner research.
Chip & Pain, EMV Will Not Solve Payment Card Fraud
Commentary  |  9/18/2014  | 
Switching to EMV cards will lower retail fraud, but it's not enough. Here's the good, the bad, and the ugly.
With UCITS V, $9T Isnít as Easy as It Used to Be
Commentary  |  9/18/2014  | 
With UCITS V's restrictive remuneration rules and hidden costs, going global may get a little less attractive.
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.
Scotland Independence Vote: Haggis & Fragmentation
Commentary  |  9/17/2014  | 
Scottish independence has far-reaching consequences for the global financial markets.
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.
Preventive Measures for Post-Interview Anxiety
Commentary  |  9/15/2014  | 
Most professionals leave interviews thinking that it went well, and then they wait... and wait. The Caring Recruiter has a cure for the typical post-interview trauma.
Leaving Out the Welcome Mat for Financial Services Hackers
Commentary  |  9/11/2014  | 
Everyone knows the financial services industry is a prime target for hackers. Despite the dangers, many applications have software vulnerabilities that expose real risks.
4 Surprising Ways Firms Think About Data Security Costs
Commentary  |  9/10/2014  | 
Almost 28% of firms are willing to bear the cost of some financial losses due to cybercrime, because it's less than the cost of upgrading IT systems.
CIO + CFO Doesnít Equal Mars Vs. Venus
Commentary  |  9/9/2014  | 
From my decades of experience, CIOs and CFOs have more in common than you may think.
Will Apple Legitimize Mobile Payments?
Commentary  |  9/9/2014  | 
The company announced its new mobile payments system, Apple Pay, during a news media event today.
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.
This is How Banks Need to Manage People Risk
Commentary  |  9/8/2014  | 
Is your bank leveraging all the key tools of manager enablement: education, preparation, incentivization and data analytics to help minimize the risk of losing your best people?
A Field Guide to Identifying Platforms for Risk & Finance
Commentary  |  9/8/2014  | 
Platforms can fundamentally change the way banks perform key functions.
Mobile First: Why Mobile Security Should Not Be Your Concern
Commentary  |  9/5/2014  | 
Todayís platform developers plan for mobile enterprise applications with the highest levels of security and access control. Soon the enterprise's issue of mobile security will become moot.
Why Data Centers Matter For High-Frequency Traders
Commentary  |  9/4/2014  | 
With HFT and electronic trading on the rise, firms are asking whether their legacy IT infrastructure is sufficient to support a higher volume of these transactions.
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.
Phishing Scams at All-Time High, Employee Training Not Keeping Pace
Commentary  |  9/3/2014  | 
Phishing attacks arenít going away any time soon. The mindset that eventually someone will find a technology that prevents this type of attack is wishful thinking.
Itís Not About the Algorithm Anymore
Commentary  |  9/2/2014  | 
Today the business priority is less on the algorithm and more on building the organization to create leverage from the algorithm.
Is Your Corporate Data Being Auctioned on eBay?
Commentary  |  9/2/2014  | 
Researchers purchased 20 used Android phones to see what data they could retrieve using off-the-shelf recovery software. The results were astonishing.
Getting Social: Top Tips for Establishing a Social Media Plan
Commentary  |  9/2/2014  | 
As the influence of social media channels continues to grow, organizations must have a handle on the regulations and the risks social can introduce to a firm.
Why Settle for Less in the Front Office?
Commentary  |  8/28/2014  | 
Recent research shows that sell-side firms are less than satisfied with their order management system (OMS) technology. Many front offices, however, continue to make do with their current solutions. Are they selling themselves short?
BYOD Policy: Don't Reinvent the Wheel
Commentary  |  8/27/2014  | 
Financial firms still feel overwhelmed by BYOD risks and challenges. But these can be addressed by a good policy, and the guidelines are already out there.
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.
Getting Onboarding Right in the Age of the Customer
Commentary  |  8/26/2014  | 
Disparate ďFrankensteinĒ systems slow down the onboarding process and impede customer service, says Pegasystems.
Performance Monitoring Key to Smooth Infrastructure Modernization
Commentary  |  8/26/2014  | 
As banks consider how to shift infrastructure and storage solutions, they canít afford to lose visibility into performance.
Accuracy in the Financial Data Supply Chain
Commentary  |  8/25/2014  | 
Some of the best-practices from the retail worldís physical supply chain, including data standards and visibility, can be leveraged for efficiency in financial services.
Business Continuity 2.0: Weíre Gonna Need a Bigger Boat
Commentary  |  8/22/2014  | 
What would happen with a long-term outage to financial systems or the nationís critical infrastructure? Businesses arenít even close to being prepared.
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.
SEC Vote Is Drama for the Masses, With No Happily Ever After
Commentary  |  8/21/2014  | 
All of them hoped it would never come to this.
Driving Information Security, From Silicon Valley to Detroit
Commentary  |  8/20/2014  | 
As software interacts with more and more of our daily lives, technology providers may be liable for more damages than they have in the recent past.
Big Data's Challenge: Matching Business Needs With Technology
Commentary  |  8/20/2014  | 
All those bits and bytes only add up to something when theyíre organized, arranged, and made coherent.
Single Source, Many Truths
Commentary  |  8/20/2014  | 
If the data quality is not at fault, why then might departments reject the data? The answer is that there are two aspects to data quality: factual correctness and contextual correctness.
Predictions Come True as Regulators Swoop
Commentary  |  8/19/2014  | 
While two out of the five capital markets predictions from July have already come true, let's hope that all five don't actually happen.
IBOR Before It Was "IBOR"
Commentary  |  8/19/2014  | 
While its catchy new nomenclature and explosion in popularity has given the outside world an impression that it is novel, the same conversations about it were happening twenty years ago. So why then is IBOR the latest buzz word for firms today?
SEC Reforms: What Floating NAVs Mean for Money Market Funds & Accounting Software
Commentary  |  8/18/2014  | 
Money market accounts are a $2.6 trillion industry that impacts nearly every investor who parks cash, so a new SEC rule has major ramifications for a large number of investors.
Flip Sides of the Same Coin: Compliance & Transparency
Commentary  |  8/15/2014  | 
The upheaval caused by the 2008 financial crisis continues to ripple outward, creating an unsettled environment that has disrupted traditional measures of trust.
IT Budgets Struggle With Data Growth, Survey Finds
Commentary  |  8/14/2014  | 
Data is growing exponentially and IT managers are worried about budgeting for future storage. More sustainable solutions must come from the business lines.
Are You a Career 'Exerciser' or 'Roadmapper'?
Commentary  |  8/14/2014  | 
Almost all workers looks to improve their position and compensation. But certain individuals also look to provide added value to their employer. What type of employee are you?
Three Engagement Strategies That Pay It Forward in Finance
Commentary  |  8/13/2014  | 
When you can leverage status, education, and big data to engage your customers, interactions not only become more frequent, but also more productive.
Growing Pains: Firms Strive for Business Intelligence Maturity
Commentary  |  8/13/2014  | 
One significant obstacle to BI maturity is the prevalent tendency to report on activities reactively with after-the-fact analysis.
5 Priorities For Chief Data Officers
Commentary  |  8/13/2014  | 
IBM says 25% of Fortune 500 firms now employ CDOs, yet many don't know how to structure the role. Research reveals five imperatives.
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.
LEI + COU = GLEIS
Commentary  |  8/12/2014  | 
The legal entity identifier (LEI) project has been off to a rough start. The newly installed board of the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) intends to bring structure and guidance.
8 Things You Probably Donít Know About BCBS 239
Commentary  |  8/7/2014  | 
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervisionís rules for risk reporting are extensive and apply to more financial firms than just the global, systemically important banks.
Accurate Timestamps for Electronic Trading Are a Must
Commentary  |  8/7/2014  | 
A debate has emerged with the SEC on the need to collect timestamps on multi-party electronic trading data. But what is sufficiently accurate? Is it seconds, milliseconds, microseconds, or nanoseconds?
Financial Service Employees Ranked 2nd-Riskiest Users of Cloud Services
Commentary  |  8/7/2014  | 
Skyhigh Networks reports that financial services demonstrated some of the most risky behaviors among major industries.
The Execution Challenge
Commentary  |  8/6/2014  | 
It's one thing for banks to encourage innovation and transformation, and it's quite another to execute successfully on these strategies.
In Like a Bull, Out Like a Bear
Commentary  |  8/6/2014  | 
August is shaping up to be a difficult month in the markets, with bulls and bears each looking for a market direction.
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