Data Solutions Insights

Cloud computing in financial services: a reality check

Cloud computing in financial services: a reality check

22nd December 2011

Company: IBM
A rapid shift in attitude towards cloud computing is happening within the financial services industry. A recent Gartner survey (1) found that cloud is the top priority for global FS CIOs, yet the hype surrounding the topic often suggests otherwise. IBM’s Nick Davis cuts through the noise to answer the question – what is really happening with... read more
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Trading data for cash

20th December 2011

Company: Cordys
By Richard Helliar, UK managing director for Global Business Operations, Cordys.The global credit crisis has forced change in the dynamic between credit and cash management and as a result the market now rewards companies that are liquid and less reliant on external funding. Recently Citigroup stated that companies with higher liquidity are... read more
E-business suitability myths and strategies for the insurance industry

E-business suitability myths and strategies for the insurance industry

15th December 2011

By Randy Croce CPCU, CIC, Tata Consultancy Services The insurance industry is cautious by nature; after all, it is a business based on managing risk. Slower to embrace e-business strategies compared to securities, brokers and investment companies, this industry has made circumspective steps in progressing towards an online presence; primarily, by... read more
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OTC markets: Increasing transparency in the valuation process

15th December 2011

By Anthony Belcher, director, EMEA Valuations, Interactive DataIn the post-crisis world there has been a much greater demand for information in the financial markets. Clients, auditors and regulators are seeking a holistic view and are calling for more openness and insight into the investment activity of financial firms. The need for greater... read more
And so here comes the egg before the chicken

And so here comes the egg before the chicken

15th December 2011

Company: Fixnetix
Snippets from pending regulatory environments in Europe and USKaren Bertoli, chief marketing officer, Fixnetix and Bob Fuller, chairman of the MiFID IT Sub Group and director, FixnetixNews is news when it first occurs and we have all heard the phrase “old news is no news”. One would be hard pressed to not see, hear or read the daily worldwide... read more
Securing mobile payment app provisioning: The forgotten side of the security coin

Securing mobile payment app provisioning: The forgotten side of the security coin

13th December 2011

By Steve Brunswick, strategy manager,Thales e-SecurityWith more people owning mobile phones than bank accounts, it is clear that mobile payments will become an increasingly important part of our daily lives. Juniper Research, a European based provider of business intelligence, released a study forecasting that mobile contactless payment... read more
Who will own NFC?

Who will own NFC?

7th December 2011

Company: Sybase
By Matthew Talbot, Senior Vice President for mCommerce at Sybase 365 Google officially launched Google Wallet, “the app that makes your phone your wallet,” at the end of September (for customers of US telecom operator, Sprint, with a Nexus S 4G phone). Hot on its heels was the announcement from Isis, AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon consortium, that... read more
TradeTech Liquidity  - “These are challenging times”

TradeTech Liquidity - “These are challenging times”

7th December 2011

Company: bobsguide
Nikkie Beattie, managing director at the Market Structure Practice and chairman of TradeTech Liquidity, voiced what many delegates must have been thinking for much of 2011 during her opening address: “These are challenging times.” Her statement echoed sentiments expressed at many events in this year’s conference season. It is with good reason... read more
Fostering innovation through academic research

Fostering innovation through academic research

6th December 2011

Company: OneMarketData
By Louis Lovas, director of Solutions, OneMarketDataResearch is the cornerstone of technological change and innovation. Research is the process by which science investigates and analyses to yield conclusions - sometimes an ascribed hypothesis of some phenomena in pursuit of the facts, or often a stated theory as the explanation of the facts. As... read more
Liquidity risk management to boost performance

Liquidity risk management to boost performance

5th December 2011

By Nancy Masschelein, head of Product Strategy, FinArch and Nele Matthys, business analyst, Product Strategy, FinArch The financial crisis revealed weaknesses in liquidity risk programs at financial institutionsThe causes and the unfolding of the financial crisis have highlighted a number of concerns and issues for practitioners, policy makers as... read more