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Greg MacSweeney is editorial director of InformationWeek Financial Services, whose brands include Wall Street & Technology, Bank Systems & Technology, Advanced Trading, and Insurance & Technology.
Articles by Greg MacSweeney

What Is The Cloud, Anyway?

3/14/2014
Since financial services firms have a high exposure to cloud-based services and applications, it's helpful to know what the cloud is and how it operates. This infographic helps with the basics of the cloud.

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Community Chatter: Most Commented Articles of 2013

12/31/2013
When community members start commenting on an article, the comments usually come in bunches. This year articles about cybersecurity, high-frequency trading, Elizabeth Warren and big data generated a lot of interest and comments. Here are the articles you were talking about in 2013.

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What's In Store For 2014?

11/4/2013
Although markets continued to surge in 2013, this year was mostly a forgettable one for financial services technologists. CIOs are hoping for brighter IT fortunes in 2014.

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Bloomberg Tradebook Like You've Never Seen It Before

10/18/2013
Bloomberg Tradebook held its second annual Charity Day on its trading floor in New York. Sean "Diddy" Combs, CC Sabathia, Mark Messier and other celebrities attended the charity fundraiser/costume party to help raise over $1 million in commissions for six different charities.

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The IT Brand Is Broken

10/3/2013
In order to repair IT's reputation, technology leaders need to understand the business and become the first choice of users, not the last.

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IT Is The Business

9/23/2013
Much like its peers do with complex financial products, Bank of America's technology infrastructure team "marks to market" its technology offerings.

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Is The NSA Hacking SWIFT?

9/16/2013
SWIFT says it has no evidence its systems were breached, but documents show SWIFT and Visa are targets of the NSA, according to media reports.

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Bloomberg Spygate Lights Up Twitter

5/17/2013
News that Bloomberg allowed its reporters to access certain Bloomberg Terminal client data sent the Twitter world on fire. Then, news broke that Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan had contacted Bloomberg asking for an explanation, which fanned the flames. Here are some of the most interesting Tweets about the Bloomberg snooping scandal.

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Industry Inertia Hampers E-Trading

4/28/2013
Institutional traders see some value in fixed income electronic trading, but a lack of a regulatory push and the desire to maintain existing business models is causing inertia in the move to electronic trading methods.

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Twitterati Take Sequestration In Stride

3/1/2013
After months of back and forth rhetoric and finger pointing, the country has ended up where many thought we would be: sequestration. In any case, the chatter on Twitter seems to be taking it all in stride. Here are some of the more pointed, and amusing, sequester-related Tweets from the community.

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Mobility's Undeniable Benefits

2/22/2013
Mobile is becoming so pervasive that only after the mobile functionality is developed are firms thinking about how to apply that same functionality to desktop browsers.

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