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    Upgrading Legacy To Keep Up With Regulatory Uncertainty

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    The regulatory environment is as changeable as it is unavoidable. The only way to keep up with regulatory uncertainty is by deploying the latest technology and not waiting around and doing nothing due to the perceived "risks" of deployment models such as the cloud.

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    Is Zero Infrastructure Possible? Yes.

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    The Tabb Group is hypothesizing how institutions can reduce their technology footprint. On the buy side, firms have already achieved zero technology infrastructures.

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    Business Continuity Planning and the Cloud

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    70% of investment bank staff has doubts about how prepared London is for the upcoming Olympics. Half of those respondents are unsure of whether their company even has a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) in place. Migrating to Cloud-based solutions can enhance BCP capabilities, specifically for Disaster Recovery (DR) of mission-critical systems.

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    Silos Still Prevalent

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    Asset management firms often contain internal silos, with portfolio managers and trading desks using their own separate data to make decisions. That needs to change.

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    Data Aggregation: The Answer to Big Data?

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    The premise is that data aggregation is the answer to keeping up with the ever increasing demands of big data. At first glance, this seems like a sound concept but upon further examination, it would not hold up for the needs of an average asset management firm.

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    Data Management Tools Are the Only Way to Handle Big Data

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    There was a lot of press last week surrounding big data. While much of the discussion around big data applies to the sell side, it also applies to the buy side.

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    Money Isn’t Everything in Cloud Computing Moves

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    According to a recent article from Cloud Computing News, cost savings is not the primary driver for firms looking to move to the cloud.

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    Data Management Technology Key to New Compliance Regulations

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    It’s no surprise that data management is a big priority for 2012. What seems to separate the U.K. from their U.S. counterparts is that U.K. managers seem to understand the direct and linear connection between data management and being able to accommodate upcoming regulations.

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    56 Percent of Respondents Said …

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    A survey, released last week by a buy-side tech vendor, noted that the majority of participants “lacked confidence” (translation: are not happy) with their portfolio accounting systems. This survey proves a point: there are many legacy systems still out there.

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    Cloud Computing: More Confusion

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    I believe Wall Street & Tech is a quality publication. However, I can’t figure out their content on the Cloud lately.

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