A US-based nancial services powerhouse with a presence in wealth management,
institutional securities and investment management was working with a number of
vendors to augment its own Quality Assurance (QA) teams. Managing multiple
vendors in dierent silos led to high overhead costs.
Because the rm's QA teams operated at a relatively low level of automation, managing testing operations involved enormous manual eorts. This in turn led to high costs and unwanted delays each ...
May 2013- Solid-state disk (SSD) technologies are top of mind in most discussions of enterprise storage infrastructure today-but there are still IT planners who have postponed the adoption of flash memory-based storage due to questions about acquisition cost or early adoption risk. Learn the four critical questions to ask before adopting flash technology in your data center.
In the financial services industry, success often depends on timely reaction to market shifts and minimizing the time to assess current positions and make decisions. High Performance Computing (aka Grid Computing) delivers computing power and speed, helping financial institutions to accelerate innovation and improve business success by delivering fast transactions and analyses, even when those involve processing large data volumes.
This white paper discusses the benefits of leveraging a specialized Infrastructure as a ...
Financial services firms are increasingly facing the challenge of "Big Data": unprecedented quantities of structured and unstructured data stored in a variety of systems and formats. Though "big" might mean different things to different firms, all companies report that more data is coming in all the time from disparate systems.
Several issues stand in the way of financial services firms making optimal use of the data they gather - e.g. regulatory requirements, ...
To compete effectively in their markets, today's enterprises are under pressure to eliminate the barriers imposed by distance, time, and technology. They must be able to create value for their customers - whether businesses or consumers - by delivering a broad array of information to employees, customers, and downstream systems. To do this, they must execute transactions securely, efficiently, and regardless of origination. And they must take action in real time.
Companies small ...
Cloud computing has been a high-profile topic among technology professionals for the past two years. Publications covering cloud computing have emphasized the public cloud offerings by companies like Google, Salesforce and Rackspace as an easy and cost-effective way to obtain application functionality.
However, cloud computing has much deeper implications for CIOs and their organizations. It bridges the gap between the need for more flexibility from users and CFOs’ need for fewer capital expenditures ...
June 2010- David Vanslette, Vice President of Roundarch provides an up-close look at how merging companies can build and utilize composite applications during the M&A technology integration process to improve efficiency and drive down costs. The integration process is extremely important to the business especially in regards to technology, but unfortunately this process is slow and extremely costly as IT professionals decide which IT systems will remain or if similar systems are to be combined. With ...
May 2010- Poor website performance leads to dissatisfaction more often than any other factor, particularly in financial services. As financial institutions add more features and functionality, have the basics of site performance and reliability fallen out of focus? Download this research study to learn more.
June 2009- Open Solutions Inc. provides cutting-edge banking technologies and payment transaction processing solutions that help customers compete in the international financial services marketplace. As Open Solutions' service offerings expand, they have identified the need to track financial transactions from beginning to end, so that any service problems or potential cost-saving efficiencies could be proactively detected. They need to monitor financial transaction quality in a passive way that required little service disruption for their customers and does ...
January 2010- VSS Monitoring presents a 10 question check list for administrators and C-level executives implementing a network monitoring system. The key to achieving end-to-end network visibility is knowing the details of how the traffic gets to network monitoring tools. A few of the many subjects covered are: system connectivity, traffic grooming, latencies, packet optimization technologies, maintaining session-awareness from point of capture to the monitoring tools, and "gotchas" to watch out for. The white paper covers the questions ...
July 2009- This is our attempt to shed some light on what we believe is a rapidly approaching paradigm shift in parallel computing; General Purpose Graphics Processing Unit computing (GPGPU). Recent advances from GPU vendors have paved the way for significant performance gains in the area of financial modeling. Our site will quickly get the reader up to speed with these advances by explaining the basic concepts, providing code examples, and providing links to additional information.
April 2009- As the global financial crisis continues to upend the capital markets, Wall Street IT organizations increasingly are looking for ways to improve efficiency while remaining in position to capitalize on opportunities when the business environment improves. To boost agility and cut costs, many financial services technology organizations are exploring tools such as cloud computing, virtualization, software as a service and outsourcing.
January 2009- Technology executives charged with running Wall Street’s data centers have a difficult balance to strike: On one hand, demand for high performance and low latency to support algorithmic trading has never been greater; on the other hand, subprime write-downs and the troubled economy portend IT budget cuts while skyrocketing energy prices necessitate efficient use of energy. Learn how firms are achieving this balance with the use of state-of-the-art technology and design techniques, including high-speed ...
August 2008- Messaging has rapidly become the one, true business critical application in use today by many, probably most, enterprises. Even more so than Enterprise Resource Planning or other cross-business applications, any failure in the messaging system is noticed by, and affects everyone. Learn how to proactively approach disaster recovery for Microsoft Exchange.
June 2008- In this case study from Nucleus Research, a global financial services firm deployed DataDirect Shadow and its mainframe Web services technology at the early stages of its service-oriented architecture (SOA) adoption. This strategy enabled the company to leverage existing mainframe assets while increasing developer productivity and the ability to deliver new applications to customers. ROI: 150% Payback: 11 months
January 2009- New innovations such as the IBM BladeCenter (R), System x (TM) iDataPlex (TM), Rear Door Heat eXchanger, and Active Energy Manager continue to decrease power consumption, improve cooling, and deliver more computing power for complex applications.
January 2009- IBM Cognos has enabled thousands of business users from top financial market firms to access the data they need to make better and faster business decisions. Based on a unified SOA platform, Cognos can be deployed for a multitude of applications.
January 2009- Right-size your data center with IBM System x? iDataPlex?. Innovative, energy-efficient design utilizing Intel® technology. Helps drive down costs by packing more servers into a single rack while using less energy for power and cooling.
January 2009- Capital market firms are in need of more and more computing resources to gain critical insight from market data and risk analysis. IBM® Computing on Demand can help you get the financial analytics processing power you need, when you need it -securely
January 2009- With derivatives regulations pending, firms are looking at Enterprise Content Management [ECM] to bring order and procedures to derivatives processing. The solution uses proven existing technology including DB2, XML and WebSphere Message Broker.
January 2009- IBM's Kevin Pleiter and Nagui Halim talk to Fritz Nelson about stream computing.
January 2009- IBM exec Steve Mills talks about the next frontier in real time data, low latency, and other important new challenges the capital markets industry is going to face.
The more tightly bound an application is to its underlying platform, the less capital efficiencies are realized. The IT waste associated with under utilized hardware resources has been clearly demonstrated, which in turn has spawned the creation of datacenter consolidation programs that devise ways to more tightly compress the application infrastructure footprint onto existing hardware resources.
Breaking the bonds that tie an application to an instance of an operating system and tie an ...
Every day IT is being challenged to do more with less. IT needs to eliminate waste wherever it is identified so precious resources can be invested into developing revenue streams and not merely supporting standard operations. To accomplish this, every ounce of compute power needs to be wrung from existing infrastructure.
The largest area of untapped potential remains off limits for exploitation; the resources set aside for Disaster Recover (DR). Entire datacenters filled ...
Today’s IT organizations face a dual challenge of "keeping the lights on" while providing "new services" at unprecedented rates with reduced investment support from the business. At the same time the very business model of IT is changing —how applications, content, information, and infrastructure are delivered.
These demands and changes must account for the fact that external facing customer experience and corporate branding, as well as internal operational systems, depends heavily on ...
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