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Content posted in August 2008
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Market Data Delivery
Market Data Delivery
Wall Street & Technology Videos  |  8/29/2008  | 
Low latency messaging and dramatically increased throughput is available through the WFO Direct Exchange Feed and native InfiniBand platform, providing financial markets firms with enterprise-wide messaging solutions at a lowered cost of ownership.
Enhanced Virtualization
Enhanced Virtualization
Wall Street & Technology Videos  |  8/29/2008  | 
IBM’s innovative z/VM platform enables financial markets firms to create new virtual servers cost effectively and at a rapid rate. Provisioning multiple servers on a larger machine enables firms to more quickly implement and change applications.
Ultra Low Latency Messaging
Ultra Low Latency Messaging
Wall Street & Technology Videos  |  8/29/2008  | 
IBM WebSphere MQ Low Latency Messaging enables financial firms to process high volumes of market and transaction data with extremely low latency and high availability. It provides an end-to-end environment for equity stock trading.
Business Intelligence and Performance Management
Business Intelligence and Performance Management
Wall Street & Technology Videos  |  8/29/2008  | 
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.
TGIF: BlackBookBerry
News  |  8/29/2008  | 
New device aimed at those who can't get a BlackBerry.
Outsourcing Provides New Opportunities for Trust Industry
News  |  8/28/2008  | 
To increase profitability and improve the client value proposition of their trust departments, banks can turn operations outsourcing and investment management outsourcing, according to a new report by Celent.
Sectoral Asset Management Finds Leasing an OMS Better Than Buying
News  |  8/28/2008  | 
Sectoral Asset Management, a Montreal-based investment advisory firm, recently began using the application service provider version of LineData's LongView Trading order management system. Why lease versus buy the software? "We're a small boutique firm, we have limited IT resources, and we don't have the resources internally to host or manage trading applications," says Laurent Sicard, IT m
FXAll and Onix Partner
News  |  8/27/2008  | 
Onix hedge fund and asset management clients to use FXAll's foreign exchange platform.
TrendPoint Offers Suggestions for Greener Data Centers
News  |  8/27/2008  | 
Data center energy management company TrendPoint Systems is offering a four-point plan for "green data centers". Although the plan leads into a pitch for TrendPoint's product, it includes some helpful hints for those who find their data centers to be energy hogs.
Moss Adams Chooses Advisor’s Client Acquisition Software
News  |  8/27/2008  | 
Solution to assist with portfolio construction, portfolio diagnostics and proposal generation.
TowerGroup Warns That Without Innovation, Fee Revenue Processing Costs Will Skyrocket
News  |  8/27/2008  | 
If firms fail to innovate their methods to process fee revenue for managed accounts, their costs could jump from the current $20.6 million to $42.4 million by 2012, according to a new report by the TowerGroup.
Measuring the Quality of Your Investors
News  |  8/27/2008  | 
The current economic downturn and skittish investors have left administrators and managers concerned about maintaining a stable capital base and avoiding mass redemptions.
1010data Introduces Open Database Connectivity Driver
News  |  8/26/2008  | 
New driver allows users to layer business intelligence on existing applications.
New Verari Blades Combine Processing and Storage
News  |  8/26/2008  | 
Latest DataServer blades designed for Web 2.0, cloud and file system applications.
Consolidated Clearing: Obstacles and Evolution
News  |  8/26/2008  | 
Cost savings and efficiency have the buy side taking note of consolidated clearing. But will widespread adoption happen?
Avalon Alpha-Testing Foreign Exchange ECN
News  |  8/25/2008  | 
ECN intended to improve institutional liquidity in the foreign exchange market.
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News  |  8/25/2008  | 
Service to help Savvis's hosting clients to find a market for ISE-traded options.
Nvidia Releases New Programming Environment for Graphics Processors
News  |  8/25/2008  | 
CUDA 2.0 intended for complex computational problems.
SAVVIS to Offer Direct Connection to ISE's Depth of Market Feed
News  |  8/24/2008  | 
High-capacity Ethernet network available in New York metro region
Direct Edge Joins Forces with ISE Stock Exchange
News  |  8/22/2008  | 
International Securities Exchange takes ownership stake in Direct Edge
NYSE Liffe Receives CFTC Approval as Designated Contract Market
News  |  8/22/2008  | 
NYSE Euronext to launch U.S. futures business in September
Adobe, GemStone to Speed Global Workflows, Document Sharing
News  |  8/22/2008  | 
As Wall Street firms continue to open new offices in foreign countries and to outsource around the globe, one challenge for IT departments is to make sure that work, data and documents flow quickly and smoothly among widespread offices and data centers. Adobe and GemStone are announcing today a joint solution designed to meet this challenge: they've embedded GemStone's GemFire data virtualiza
Demand for Credit Analysts Rises on the Buy Side in Wake of Rating Agency Disasters
News  |  8/22/2008  | 
After losing faith in rating agencies, buy-side firms are hiring their own in-house talent to perform credit analysis of issues.
SunGard Enhances Front Arena
News  |  8/22/2008  | 
The Buy Side Learns to Survive in the Post-Credit Crisis Environment
News  |  8/22/2008  | 
In the post-credit crisis markets, buy-side firms are learning how to manage new challenges, such as a lack of sell-side liquidity in fixed-income products and new concerns over counterparty risk.
The Impact of DMA in India
Commentary  |  8/22/2008  | 
Revolutionary Data Center Economics
Revolutionary Data Center Economics
Wall Street & Technology Videos  |  8/22/2008  | 
IBM has been successful in delivering the energy efficiency and density of BladeServers on a platform that costs 25 to 30 percent less by eliminating redundancy in features such as power supplies, fans, and systems boards.
Accelerated Financial Analytics with PowerXCell
Accelerated Financial Analytics with PowerXCell
Wall Street & Technology Videos  |  8/22/2008  | 
IBM’s cell technologies provide the computing power needed for complex analytical applications yet integrate with existing hardware and software infrastructures to supply accelerated analytics cost effectively.
Operations Monitoring for Derivatives Processing
Operations Monitoring for Derivatives Processing
Wall Street & Technology Videos  |  8/22/2008  | 
IBM provides visibility across front, middle and back-office derivatives processing for both equities and fixed income, enabling financial markets firms to improve the trade lifecycle.
TGIF: iFrustration
News  |  8/21/2008  | 
iPhone kinks are starting to bother even people who don't have them.
State Street Completes Derivatives Processing Hub
News  |  8/21/2008  | 
OTC Hub provides customer reporting, electronic trade flow and reconciliation of positions and cash flows between middle and back office.
To Avoid Data Breaches, Firms Need to Improve Detective Controls
News  |  8/21/2008  | 
Firms seem to understand the importance of preventative controls, such as having firewalls and access control lists, but they lack a good grasp of detective controls, says Tony Hernandez, managing director at SMART Business Advisory and Consulting.
New Bloomberg Tool Tracks Weather’s Effect on Investments
News  |  8/21/2008  | 
Intended to let investors, traders and financial execs factor weather forecasts into their equity, commodity and derivative strategies.
Northern Trust Launches Performance Dashboard for Institutional Investors
News  |  8/21/2008  | 
Includes daily and monthly analysis of risk, return and market value.
Raiffieisen Centrobank AG Deploys RTS Realtime's Connectivity Solution
News  |  8/20/2008  | 
Austrian bank offers direct-market access to the Vienna Stock Exchange
Corvil Releases CorvilNet 5.0 for Latency Management
News  |  8/20/2008  | 
Monitors network and applications with microsecond granularity
CME Seals the NYMEX Purchase, So Who's Next?
News  |  8/20/2008  | 
While CME has snapped up all the local prey in futures, there are still a few big fish around and not all of them are publicly traded exchanges.
Corvil Unveils Newest Latency Monitor
News  |  8/20/2008  | 
Product designed to meet analytical requirements of high frequency electronic trading.
Janney Montgomery Scott Announces New CIO
News  |  8/20/2008  | 
Robert J. Thielmann, formerly of AIG, will assume duties of CIO, vice president and management committee.
Do's and Don'ts of Setting Up an Asset Management Business in Japan
News  |  8/20/2008  | 
Watching the Olympic diving competition last night and seeing how after every dive the Chinese athletes humbly bow, making a simple, graceful gesture foreign to most Americans, reminded me of how much we could learn and benefit from other countries' customs and practices. Such an attitude is critical to doing business in Asian countries, according to Roger White, managing director of IT consulting firm Citisoft. White recently completed a six-year stint in Tokyo, where he helped U.S. firms expan
NYC Brokerage Offers Customers Access to BIDS
News  |  8/20/2008  | 
Minority-owned Penserra Securities to give clients access to dark-pool liquidity.
BGC Expands into Listed Products and Promotes Aubin to Head Effort from New York.
News  |  8/20/2008  | 
Inter-dealer broker looks to further develop voice and electronic broking services in listed products.
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