Infrastructure Insights


Know your insider

1st August 2011

By Simon Romp, principal consultant, Rule FinancialThere has been much publicity around the recent data security breaches of high profile firms such as Citibank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). While these have made anti-heroes out of the hacking collectives LulzSec and Anonymous, the attacks have also raised the issue of data protection... read more

Bank trading - Is there still a need for speed?

1st July 2011

Company: bobsguide
Bank trading has been increasingly dominated by speed over the past few years. As technology has advanced, brokers have clamoured forever lower latencies to achieve faster order processing times, increase their competitiveness and win more business. The demand has seen a number of technology solutions promising quicker execution times released to... read more

How intelligent finance can be a business’s flexible friend

30th June 2011

Company: Centralis Ltd
By Rob Greenslade, director at Centralis With a number of commercial and technology factors driving desktop migration and transformation, intelligent finance can enable businesses to benefit now and pay later for an enhanced IT service delivery.Many businesses are currently looking to refresh or transform their desktop environment by adopting... read more

Tokens are not only dead - but now they must be buried

27th June 2011

Company: SecurEnvoy
… actually, they need to be disposed of carefully and in accordance with the European WEEE directiveBy Andrew Kemshall, co-founder of SecurEnvoyMarch 2011 changed things. What do I mean by that? Well, for many years, I’ve argued that hardware based tokens have had their day. In fact, earlier this year, I claimed that in 2011 it was the... read more

Mobile banking - “It’s not a question of if we implement this, but when”

24th June 2011

Company: bobsguide
The mobile phone is technology that most of us could not afford to live without. These devices have become so important to everyday life, you could almost see them as a limb in their own right, albeit one made out of plastic and wires. In an age where mobile gadgets and technology are increasingly shaping our personal lives, it’s unsurprising... read more
Commercial banking: Can mobile banking yield big returns?

Commercial banking: Can mobile banking yield big returns?

2nd June 2011

Company: Sybase
By Andrew Mikesell, mCommerce product director, Sybase, an SAP CompanyMobile banking introduces new ways to interact with customers, add revenue and enhance customer relationships. Start planning now to extend your market reach. mCommerce services and mobility have the potential to significantly improve both business customer and consumer... read more
Thomson Reuters - Tackling the liquidity challenge

Thomson Reuters - Tackling the liquidity challenge

25th February 2011

Company: Thomson Reuters
By Stephen Wilson, Global head of exchange traded instruments, Thomson ReutersWe all know that traders need liquidity and their only thought is how to get their order done with minimal market impact - i.e. not showing their hand to the rest of the market. However, it is getting increasingly difficult for them to do so. Stephen Wilson, global head... read more
Achieving international payments

Achieving international payments

25th February 2011

By Adrian Stafford-Jones, managing director, Albany Software, David Sear, global managing director, Travelex Global Business PaymentsOver the past decade the payments landscape in the UK has changed dramatically. From the speed, efficiency and effectiveness of Bacs payments to the explosive growth of the internet and online communities, companies... read more
Take the stress out of stress testing

Take the stress out of stress testing

2nd February 2011

By Diana Ouamar, risk consultant, Rule FinancialSince the start of the year, it has been made clear that European governments are likely to face fresh attacks about the state of their economies throughout 2011 and beyond. The UK’s chancellor of the exchequer followed the New Year festivities with a stark warning to European finance ministers in a... read more

Current trends in corporate treasury and risk management solutions

27th January 2011

Company: ION Treasury
By Paul Higdonchief technology officerThe backgroundIt is now over two years since the full fury of the financial crisis struck. Its effects have reverberated throughout the corporate treasury industry, changing priorities in cash, treasury and risk management, and in the demands and requirements placed on the technology solutions that support... read more