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What Will the Financial Back Office of Tomorrow Look Like?
Melvin Jayawardana, European Market Manager, ConfluenceCommentary
Asset managers are increasingly looking to automate their manual back office workflows. Confluence calls it the "back office revolution."
By Melvin Jayawardana European Market Manager, Confluence,
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Staying Ahead of the Game With Continuous Delivery
Christopher Seiwald, Founder & CEO, Perforce SoftwareCommentary
The need to develop better software faster is leading financial organizations to continuous delivery (CD), a practice pioneered by SaaS companies like Salesforce.
By Christopher Seiwald Founder & CEO, Perforce Software,
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The Mainframe Innovation Drag
Adam Honoré, CEO at MarketsTech, LLCCommentary
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?
By Adam Honoré CEO at MarketsTech, LLC,
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Investment Bank Prager Takes New Approach to CRM
Becca Lipman, Senior EditorNews
Prager & Co. is one of a growing number of financial service firms turning to customer relationship management (CRM) technology to improve customer success.
By Becca Lipman Senior Editor,
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Tech Titans: Midyear Report Card
Mike Feibus,
Amazon, Google, and other major tech players went on a shopping spree in the first half of 2014. Here's a look at who won, who lost, and why -- along with a peek ahead.
By Mike Feibus ,
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Are You Ready for the Mobile Enterprise?
Becca Lipman, Senior EditorNews
In addition to supporting external customers, banks need to support their own increasingly mobile employee base.
By Becca Lipman Senior Editor,
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Moving Beyond Buy-Side Cloud Computing Myths
Kevin McPartland, Principal, Market Structure and Technology, Greenwich AssociatesCommentary
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.
By Kevin McPartland Principal, Market Structure and Technology, Greenwich Associates,
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Chipmaking Spending Boom Coming
Peter Clarke,
Spurred by improved economy and optimism over Internet of Things and wearable devices, semiconductor industry forecasts two years of growth.
By Peter Clarke ,
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Demystifying the Financial Services Myths Around Legacy IT
Miten Marfatia, CEO, EvolveWareCommentary
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.
By Miten Marfatia CEO, EvolveWare,
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Financial Industry Infrastructure in Need of Rebuild
Allan Grody, President of Financial Intergroup Holdings LtdCommentary
The C suites are responsible for tearing down silo thinking and reengineering the financial system. So far, they've left much to be desired.
By Allan Grody President of Financial Intergroup Holdings Ltd,
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Playing Catch Up: Banks & Brokerages Battle for the Self-Directed Investor
Chris Psaltos, Vice President of Product Management, ScivantageCommentary
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.
By Chris Psaltos Vice President of Product Management, Scivantage,
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Pressures on Bank IT in the Age of Cloud
Vamsi Chemitiganti, Chief Architect, Red HatCommentary
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.
By Vamsi Chemitiganti Chief Architect, Red Hat,
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Public vs. Private Cloud: Dollars & Sense
Dr. Howard Rubin, President and CEO, Rubin WorldwideCommentary
The move to the public cloud in financial services has been slow, but economics shows it is about to speed up.
By Dr. Howard Rubin President and CEO, Rubin Worldwide,
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The Virtual Datacenter Model Explained
Natalie Lehrer, Contributing WriterCommentary
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.
By Natalie Lehrer Contributing Writer,
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The Long Road To Big Data
Becca Lipman, Senior EditorNews
Although enterprise-wide big data strategies are elusive, there are many smaller projects providing immediate value and paving the road for larger initiatives.
By Becca Lipman Senior Editor,
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5 Tips to Find Alpha in Your Infrastructure
Jacob Loveless, Co-founder and CEO, Lucera Financial InfrastructuresCommentary
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.
By Jacob Loveless Co-founder and CEO, Lucera Financial Infrastructures,
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Salesforce.com Coming To Microsoft Azure Cloud?
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
Salesforce on Azure may sound implausible, but in the wake of a similar deal with Oracle, rumor has it the two companies are talking.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek,
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IEX & the Re-Mutualization of Market Infrastructure
Karl Antle, Managing Partner, ValueStream LabsCommentary
Whether success or failure, devil or savior, IEX exists because enough members of the buy-side community wanted it to.
By Karl Antle Managing Partner, ValueStream Labs,
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Internet Of Things: In Search Of An Architecture
Susan Nunziata, Community Editor
The IoT vision still doesn't have a clear architecture from which to build meaningful business applications, an MIT professor says.
By Susan Nunziata Community Editor,
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Merrill Lynch's 'Merrill One' Platform Raises the Bar on Investment Solutions
Becca Lipman, Senior EditorNews
Merrill Lynch is transforming its advisory business by doing what all other brokerages have only talked about for years.
By Becca Lipman Senior Editor,
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