Global PC Sales Go From Bad to Worse April 12, 2013PC sales have declined at a faster rate than expected throughout the world, according to a new Gartner report. Wall Street Moving Toward a Mobile First Approach February 27, 2013The popularity of smartphones and tablets has many financial services firms building apps specifically for mobile devices, while desktop apps are becoming an afterthought. Global IT Spending To Grow 4 Percent in 2013, Gartner Says January 04, 2013The figures are disappointing, the report suggests. Data Center Spending Is Simply Unsustainable October 03, 2012Financial firms spend millions to build data centers and then millions annually to continue running the facilities. A perfect storm of increasing costs and server underutilization and declining industry revenues are forcing firms to rethink their data cent Millennials Taking a Bad Rap, SEC Inept?, More Bank Layoffs, and More Quotes of the Week June 01, 2012The buy side is starting to feel the commission squeeze, the SEC's incompetence, Volcker Rule scare tactics and hiring the best and the brightest are just a few of the this week's top quotes. 8 Tips for Optimizing Big Data May 08, 2012Determining how to handle today's data deluge may be tricky. Here are eight tips to get you started. American Portfolios Dives Into the Cloud July 01, 2011American Portfolios begins its cloud journey with email archiving and compliance by LiveOffice. Attack of the Botnets April 06, 2011The emergence of botnets and other off-the-shelf cyber-crime tools has transformed hacking into a point-and-click process. Tibco Unveils Extreme Low-Latency Messaging Technology March 29, 2011Targeted at banks, hedge funds and exchanges, Tibco FTL claims to be 40 percent faster than competitors like Informatica, IBM and Solace. Can GRC Automation Tools Help Firms Gain Control Over Risk and Compliance? February 11, 2011As spreadsheets pile up and manual processes grow increasingly inefficient for managing governance, risk and compliance, automation tools are stepping out of the shadows to help. PCs Continue To Lose Their Shine January 14, 2011The rising popularity of the iPad and waning sales of the mini Notebook are partly to blame. Merrill Lynch Navigates the New Relationship-Centric Paradigm December 21, 2010With investors decidedly shifting away from products and toward relationships, Merrill Lynch and other financial firms are adopting new types of real-time predictive analytics solutions to help them build stronger ties with clients. E-Discovery Requirements Are About to Hit Canadian Firms January 08, 2009As Canadian firms prepare for new e-discovery rules, they can look to their U.S. counterparts for technology lessons. 5 Tips to Cut Data Center Energy Use December 18, 2008Most data centers waste enormous amounts of electricity using inefficient cooling designs and systems. Gartner gives some tips which could save millions of kilowatt hours annually. Debate Over the Future of Mainframe Computing Rages On September 16, 2008After nearly two decades of dire forecasts, some Wall Street firms are turning bullish on mainframe computers. The Almost-Meteoric Rise of SaaS on Wall Street August 14, 2008Providers are pitching Software-as-a-Service as a universal answer to application needs. But will Wall Street firms adopt SaaS beyond CRM? U.S. Bank Spending On Fraud and Authentication Is Rising July 14, 2008Gartner survey reveals increase in spending not due to red flag rules. Securities IT Spending to Reach $136 Billion This Year May 19, 2008Gartner says financial services IT budgets are in a "holding pattern" Gartner Offers Financial Institutions Tips to Broaden Client Relationships April 14, 2008By helping customers better manage their finances with access to external data, financial institutions can broaden their customer relationships and meet some of their own short-term cost and revenue challenges. Energy-Efficient Hardware Reduces Data Center Energy Consumption February 19, 2008Cassatt's Active Power Management software reduces energy consumption in the data center by turning off servers when idle.