February 2012

The Rise of Cloud Computing on Wall Street
Looking to cut their capital expenditures on servers and applications, financial services firms are warming up to private clouds run outside their firewalls.

ANATOMY OF A DATA CENTER

Anatomy of a Data Center: Green Means LEED Gold in Piscataway for DFT's NJ1 Data Center
Dupont Fabros Technologies' NJ1 data center combines energy efficiency and high-speed connectivity to attract financial services clients, including the NYSE.

PERSPECTIVES

Fixing the Futures Market in the Wake of MF Global
To restore investor faith in the futures market, the CFTC may need to do more than just update the rules that govern the investing of customer cash, says Larry Tabb.

FROM THE EDITOR

The SOPA Saga: The End Is Just the Beginning
With SOPA off the table, Congress still has to try to protect intellectual property in the digital age.

UPFRONT

Capital Markets IT Professionals in Strong Demand
The No. 1 priority for Wall Street hiring managers is to find talented IT professionals, according to a study from eFinancialCareers.

Perseus Telecom Acquires 60 Hudson Street Data Hub from Viatel Group
The landmark New York City building's carrier hotel houses 100 domestic and global telecommunications companies and is a key player in colocation for low latency trading and global connectivity to financial markets.

CSO Beware: Security Doesn't Concern Generation Y
Security is not a concern for most Generation Y'ers and most don't think much of their IT departments' policies either. Here's why.

Advent Software's CEO DiMarco to Depart In June, Names Successor
After revolutionizing the investment management industry nearly 30 years ago, Advent Software's founder Stephanie DiMarco will step down in late June, when current president Peter Hess succeeds her as CEO.

Inside Motley Fool's Enterprise Social Network
The Motley Fool established an enterprise social network to combat portal, wiki, and email overload -- and it's working.

TECHNOLOGY ECONOMICS

How to Assess Your Firm's IT Productivity
Capital markets technology organizations are under extreme pressure to do more with less. But how can a firm accurately measure IT productivity?

CLOSE-UP

Advent's Stephanie DiMarco Will Leave a Strong Legacy
Advent Software's departing CEO Stephanie DiMarco explains why she's stepping down and reflects on 30 years of change in the money management and technology industries.

TRADING

Thomson Reuters Eikon: What Went Wrong?
Market observers say a confluence of factors have contributed to the sluggish start for Thomson Reuters' Eikon, the company's next generation market data desktop.

IT INFRASTRUCTURE

How a Cloud-Based, Integrated Portfolio Management Platform Can Level the Playing Field for RIAs
By adopting platforms that tightly integrate portfolio management, CRM, trading and other core investment processes, RIAs such as SEIA gain enterprise-class functionality that gives them more time to serve clients and fuel growth.

INDUSTRY VOICE

Cloud Computing Has Become a Dominant Force in Financial Services
Cloud computing is emerging as a dominant technology category in the financial services industry, and investment banks, brokers, market makers and asset managers all will look to push more sophisticated applications into the private cloud.