Topics: infrastructure Explosive Data Growth Has Financial Firms Seeking Data Center Efficiencies April 12, 2013With 50% annual growth rates in data, financial services organizations are struggling to handle the volume. Some firms are turning to flash memory to improve efficiency and lower costs. 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. Wealth Managers' Mobile Disadvantage February 26, 2013Sluggish adoption of the technology keeps financial advisers a step behind mobile-savvy customers. Data Center Operators Take On More Risk As Budgets Dive February 14, 2013Traditionally, budgets were very much a secondary consideration to resilience. Today, for data center operators, that may no longer be the case. The Market Data Challenge on Wall Street January 11, 2013Direct data feeds and in-house ticker plants have grown too complex to support. Wall Street's Mission: Cutting Costs While Staying Competitive January 10, 2013With lower trading volumes and more regulations, capital markets firms look to open source and other technologies to reduce IT infrastructure costs. Legacy Outsourcing Requires A Delicate Touch January 09, 2013As tech budgets stagnate, banks are finding new ways to boost efficiency outside their IT walls. The Shift from 'Big Bang' Software Releases to Small Changes January 03, 2013To keep pace with regulatory changes, capital markets should adopt the B2C industry's DevOp approach where organizations make numerous production releases per day, writes Sungard Global Services' David Chapman. A Look Ahead to the Capital Markets in 2013 December 21, 2012The Eurozone crisis is far from over, the fiscal cliff is top of the headlines and industry revenues continue to decline. Adding to their collective headache, IT organizations are dealing with flat budgets while striving to innovate in today’s ultra- Things You Should Know About HTML5 December 13, 2012Leading front-end trading applications in FX, fixed income and OTC derivatives have moved quickly to adopt HTML5. But this is no technology fad, writes Mazy Dar, CEO of OpenFin. New Global Tech Hubs Emerge In Surprising Locations November 30, 2012A number of cities around the world that were formally quiet on the tech front are now making a stand. DDoS Attacks on Financial Industry: Ignoring Them Won’t Make Them Go Away November 09, 2012After more than a decade of DDoS attack evolution, the information security profession employed by banks, is still is not equipped to deal with the problem, argues Jeffrey Lyon, president of Black Lotus. Capital Markets Outlook 2013: Firms Will Focus On Reducing Data Center Costs in 2013 November 02, 2012Data centers are enormous capital investments that require large operating budgets. In 2013, capital markets firms will continue to scrutinize their existing data centers, reduce operating costs and even selectively move some applications to third-party pr Cost Cutting Vs. Innovation: Dueling Priorities for Wall Street CIOs? October 29, 2012Despite smaller budgets, this is the time when business leaders turn to IT for more efficiency, more productivity and, yes, innovative ideas. Coping with the Unintended Consequences of Dodd-Frank October 22, 2012Financial firms are learning to cope with the effects of Dodd-Frank by turning their focus to IT and operations, vendor "lift outs: and variable headcount, writes SunGard' Global Service's John Avery. Wall Street Data Centers: Does Size Matter? October 11, 2012To be hip and modern, Wall Street's data centers need to shrink, reduce costs and boost efficiency. Spending on Data Centers Is Growing Rapidly - Survey October 10, 2012A new survey shows that total investment in data centers has grown to $105bn globally in 2012. The Mainframe Continues to Lure Wall Street October 10, 2012With the rise of big data, mainframe computers are enjoying a resurgence of sorts. But many experts point out that 'big iron' never really went away in the first place. Are Wall Street Firms Looking to Third-Party Data Centers To Take Advantage of Efficient Cloud Computing? October 09, 2012In addition to cost savings, third-party data centers offer financial firms an increasing menu of infrastructure services, which can even help create competitive advantage. But security and compliance concerns will likely keep many financial organizations The Death of the Data Center Has Been Greatly Exaggerated October 02, 2012Many experts have predicted that the rise of cloud computing would result in the demise of the corporate data center. But it won't happen in our lifetimes, says Tabb Group's Alexander C. Tabb.