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API usage in networks is proliferating; are these interfaces ready for the unexpected? – Validate and measure their reliability

2019-08-29T10:06:05-05:00

With approximately 19,000 public APIs and 172 being added to the list every month, the dependency and prominence of the programming interfaces are dramatically increasing. In my previous post, “API usage in networks is proliferating; are these interfaces ready for the unexpected?”, I discussed the role the APIs are playing in machine-to-machine communication and the [...]

API usage in networks is proliferating; are these interfaces ready for the unexpected? – Validate and measure their reliability2019-08-29T10:06:05-05:00

Breakfix before breakfast

2019-08-19T09:07:48-05:00

There’s an iconic TV advert in the UK for a breakfast cereal, where even the ‘hero’ can’t eat more than two Shredded Wheat. It was even cited by David Cameron when he was Prime Minister, when he declared he wouldn’t seek a third term. Created in the US in the 1890s, it was launched on [...]

Breakfix before breakfast2019-08-19T09:07:48-05:00

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

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

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

Telecommunications Industry Leader Grows SIP Trunking Revenue by 22% with tekVizion Verification Services

2018-07-10T15:47:39-05:00

SIP Trunk validation allows service provider to generate additional $35 million per year SIP trunking represents a significant revenue opportunity for service providers to shift business phone and Unified Communications (UC) systems from traditional phone lines to leverage the Internet for calls. It’s estimated that businesses can save 60% to 80% on calls and telecommunications [...]

Telecommunications Industry Leader Grows SIP Trunking Revenue by 22% with tekVizion Verification Services2018-07-10T15:47:39-05:00