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Why banks’ DevOps can’t be all Dev and no Ops

2019-07-16T10:04:10-05:00

‘Back office’ really doesn’t do justice to the pivotal role played by banks’ operations teams. It conjures an image of people dutifully beavering away to keep the lights on, happy for those on the frontline that is the trading floor to take the credit and glory. Nothing could be – or at least should be [...]

Why banks’ DevOps can’t be all Dev and no Ops2019-07-16T10:04:10-05:00

The red light is ‘blinking’ – but are you sure you’re recording?

2019-06-20T09:24:06-05:00

How banks can avoid falling foul of MiFID II reporting requirements Investment banks know they need to record their trades or face the wrath of the regulator. However, too often it is taken for granted with everyone assuming the recording is happening … until the regulator asks for it and they can’t find it. In [...]

The red light is ‘blinking’ – but are you sure you’re recording?2019-06-20T09:24:06-05:00

API usage in networks is proliferating; are these interfaces ready for the unexpected?

2019-06-19T11:56:00-05:00

APIs, these new generation programming interfaces are changing the dimension of machine-to-machine communication, causing a major shift in the pace at which software applications integrate and interact with each other. Owing to the benefits offered by these interfaces, the API usage is proliferating in all sectors. According to programmableweb, a popular news source for Internet-based [...]

API usage in networks is proliferating; are these interfaces ready for the unexpected?2019-06-19T11:56:00-05:00

Nectar Attains Cisco Hosted Collaboration System (HCS) Certification

2019-06-11T09:09:58-05:00

First Unified Communication and Collaboration Monitoring Platform Certified for Cisco HCS JERICHO, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nectar Services Corp., the leader in the development and deployment of proactive network monitoring and performance management software for the Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C) industry, today announced it has achieved certification on Cisco’s Hosted Collaboration System (HCS). Nectar is the first [...]

Nectar Attains Cisco Hosted Collaboration System (HCS) Certification2019-06-11T09:09:58-05:00

How can investment banks respond to the fintech challenge?

2019-05-16T09:28:12-05:00

Give your engineering and ops teams the greatest gift of all – time With the world’s largest institutions facing an existential threat from new fintech challengers, all eyes are on the DevOps team and their in-house lab to drive their own innovation in response. However, burdened with a legacy network and massively complex and interwoven [...]

How can investment banks respond to the fintech challenge?2019-05-16T09:28:12-05:00

It’s the weekend – walk the trading floor or hit the dancefloor?

2019-04-12T09:34:08-05:00

Why 'walking the floor'​ at the weekend is no fun for anyone - but there is an alternative It’s the weekend. The markets are closed and the trading floor has fallen silent. The usual cacophony of voices negotiating complex FICC transactions has moved on, making its way to a nearby bar where they can recount [...]

It’s the weekend – walk the trading floor or hit the dancefloor?2019-04-12T09:34:08-05:00

Validated with Microsoft Skype for Business, Patton Delivers Cloud-Powered Integration

2019-04-02T16:50:12-05:00

Patton, a US-based enabling solutions provider for unified communications (UC), UC-as-Service (UCCAS) and Cloud — has announced all SmartNode VoIP products version 3.X—including Virtual SmartNode (vSN)—are validated for interoperability with Skype for Business (SfB). Managed partners of 888VoIP, a leading distributor of VoIP hardware & software services, will be able to leverage the benefits of [...]

Validated with Microsoft Skype for Business, Patton Delivers Cloud-Powered Integration2019-04-02T16:50:12-05:00

If a trade needs explaining, it needs recording

2019-03-18T14:47:37-05:00

When Standard Chartered announced in its end of year results that it will include a $900 million provision for penalties relating to investigations into FX trading issues, trading compliance was once again thrust firmly into the spotlight. From electronic chat rooms to email, video calls to phone calls, there has been a constant fight by [...]

If a trade needs explaining, it needs recording2019-03-18T14:47:37-05:00

How many patches are you sitting on?

2019-02-11T09:11:02-05:00

You could be forgiven for thinking this should be a rhetorical question – the answer is surely none?  However, such is the scale and complexity of managing FICC voice trading systems, with all their interdependencies and interoperability requirements, that the reality is very much the opposite. The story of how IT departments are fighting a [...]

How many patches are you sitting on?2019-02-11T09:11:02-05:00

IPC Selects tekVizion as Partner to Provide new Automation Testing Services to Accelerate Deployment of Software Upgrades, Updates, and Security Patches

2018-10-25T07:42:30-05:00

IPC to use tekVizion’s onPOINT FS platform to automate manual financial markets testing workflows to meet security requirements, boost uptime, and increase efficiency NEW YORK — October 25, 2018 — IPC, a leading global provider of secure, compliant communications and networking solutions for global financial market participants, has entered into a strategic partnership with tekVizion [...]

IPC Selects tekVizion as Partner to Provide new Automation Testing Services to Accelerate Deployment of Software Upgrades, Updates, and Security Patches2018-10-25T07:42:30-05:00