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Is big data the ‘new normal’?

8th August 2014

Company: bobsguide
Big data is a buzzword used to describe massive volumes of data (structured and unstructured) within organisations that is so large and moves so quickly that it exceeds current processing capabilities. Big data has the potential to help companies improve operations and allows them to make faster, more intelligent decisions. Driven by regulatory... read more
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Alternative Investments – Why Data Management is the Key to Success

7th August 2014

Company: Taliance Ltd
The alternative investment sector is expanding rapidly and becoming more and more competitive.  Asset management is increasingly migrating into private equity and real estate. Firms are also diversifying at a rapid rate into asset classes such as infrastructure and real assets like timber, agriculture and energy. Yet, in line with this, the... read more
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What is “data discovery” and how can it help your business?

6th August 2014

Company: Tableau Software
Simon Gatenby knows the power of data. In his role at Visa Europe, he oversaw data analysis for millions of electronic transactions between consumers, retailers, businesses, and governments across 26 countries. Until recently the business, like many others, struggled to get value from its data in a timely manner. It suffered from unending data... read more
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6 Key Signs That Your Company Is Ready for Big Data

5th August 2014

Big data is on the rise, and IT professionals in financial services firms are turning to Apache Hadoop to improve operational efficiencies, reduce risk, analyze fraud patterns, and reduce customer churn. Let’s take a look at some key indicators that demonstrate that big data has indeed arrived at your firm’s doorstep. 1. You’re... read more
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Covering all bases simultaneously – the key to effective market surveillance

4th August 2014

Company: Software AG
The succession of financial scandals and allegations of market-rigging in the last five years has raised very serious questions about fraud surveillance and prevention. Can financial institutions put in place systems that will cut out the traders who either act as lone wolves or collude with kindred crooks to rig markets or fix illegal deals? ... read more
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Data requires a control cockpit for a safe landing

1st August 2014

Company: Axway
As financial organisations increasingly rely on digitised information to carry out business-critical processes, it’s becoming crucial that data has a smooth flight around the business. For every industry, from financial services to telecoms or automotive, data is at the crux of the enterprise and a timely transfer throughout the organisation... read more
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Arch Apprentice helps companies source young talent within digital marketing and IT

31st July 2014

Company: bobsguide
With over 60% of young people deciding not to go to University and many employers struggling to find reliable digital marketing and IT talent in graduate programmes, Arch Apprentices provides a formal training programme for young people to work in their desired digital field without needing a degree. The apprenticeship which is backed by the... read more
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Looking to the past to build a better future for today’s payments landscape

30th July 2014

Company: Compass Plus
Predicting the future is no mean feat. To get a true handle on the patterns and trends occurring now and potentially in the future, the logical step is to start by analysing the past. For over 10,000 years, money has been a physical form, from bartering with goods and services, to the Greeks stamping their own coins in around 600 BC, to the... read more
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Cloud Computing helps to accelerate DevOps

29th July 2014

Company: bobsguide
“DevOps” is one of those tech industry buzzwords that is mentioned everywhere but is often misunderstood. The term seems to have lost its true meaning and if you asked ten different industry professionals to define it, you would get ten different answers. Although a precise definition is still elusive, bobsguide provides greater insight... read more
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The price you pay for lax data security

28th July 2014

Company: Imprima
Whether it’s user data within large companies or highly sensitive company financial information, data breaches can be incredibly costly to a business. For financial organisations of all sizes, such sensitive information can mean the life or death of the business and the security of that data should be prioritised accordingly. As increasing... read more