Infrastructure Insights

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"It's Moore's law on steroids" - Fast data meets Big Data and a whole new technological generation is born

20th October 2017

Company: bobsguide
Five years ago in the ever so tech primitive 2012, you either managed Big Data or Fast Data. There was a compromise and trade-off between the two, it was simply impossible to compute vast amounts of data in a reasonably responsive way and a real headache for data solution providers. The subsequent half decade has sought to reconcile that... read more
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Editor’s pick: Regulations, how to comply and thrive

15th September 2017

Company: bobsguide
MiFID II countdown: FCA clarity is still needed before implementation Cosmo Wisniewski, Principal Consultant, Citisoft plc While relaxing on a sun lounger in the heat-haze of a distant shore, it is perhaps easy to forget that back in the UK, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has recently published its final policy statement to assist with... read more
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Public cloud adoption in financial services – challenges and opportunities

20th July 2017

Company: GFT
Every day companies around the world are finding new and innovative ways of exploiting public cloud technologies. The overall growth of cloud adoption continues to increase at double digit rates, and public cloud providers are facilitating unprecedented levels of innovation, agility, insight, and cost reduction. At the heart of their offering... read more
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Why employees can pose the greatest security threat to financial services

13th July 2017

Company: ZoneFox
We all know an exemplary and hardworking employee at our place of work. Let’s use the fictional Caroline for example, who works at R.G. Financial Solutions. She’s a respected project manager; the grease that keeps many of the gears turning at the firm. But with so much on her plate, Caroline can sometimes be a bit scattered. Often... read more
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Keeping up with European market infrastructure regulations

30th June 2017

The G20 commitments have significantly increased the levels of disclosure, granularity, traceability, and regularity of reporting requirements across the globe. The high standards expected by regulators are a challenge to all market participants. The only thing that is constant with the regulatory requirement is the continual change. Since 2014,... read more
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Why PSD2 is Great News for European Marketplaces

26th June 2017

Company: Hyperwallet
"Is PSD2 a good thing, or a bad thing?" That's the question that's kept many online payment commentators busy for the better part of two years. The motivating goal behind the legislation is to protect the interests of consumers—but, in doing so, PSD2 also appears to threaten Europe's emerging marketplace economy. ... read more
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The importance of cybersecurity due diligence in M&As

19th June 2017

Justin Coker, Vice President - EMEA at Skybox Security It’s boom time for UK mergers and acquisitions — recent M&A activity stats from the ONS showed that the value of domestic M&A reached its highest value since 2008, with foreign M&A also reaching new levels. While this is a cause for celebration across many boardrooms... read more
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Why banks need to become more customer-centric

24th May 2017

In many industries, the explosion of “choice” and the resulting decline in customer loyalty has prompted companies to dramatically overhaul their approach to customer centricity. Or to put it another way, many companies have pivoted to deliver what their customers want, when and where they want it. In the process, many companies have... read more
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How PCI compliance is the first step in achieving the “CIA Triad”

16th May 2017

Company: NTT Com Security
Marco Borza, CEO, Advantio When it comes to PCI DSS compliance, most organizations consider it as a one-off task, something to complete – often only after the Acquiring Banks ask to do so – and forget about once the compliance has been validated. The problem is that compliance audits only prove best-practice during a snapshot in... read more