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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in March 2012
Equinix Offers Private Cloud With A Twist
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Highly secure, highly networked Equinix facilities in Secaucus, N.J. and Chicago let enterprise customers install their own server racks, then manage them as private infrastructure-as-a-service operations.
Tech Investment Suffers as UBS Wins Race for Top Brokers
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
UBS's American wealth management arm has focused on attracting top brokers from competitors, but investment in other areas, such as technology, might be hurt.
BATS Sheds Light on Software Glitch that Scuttled IPO
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
According to BATS COO, Chris Isaacson, the electronic exchange operator successfully completed the IPO auction, but had a problem transitioning to continuous trading.
Thomson Reuters' Elektron to Power Dow Jones' U.S. Indexes
News  |  3/26/2012  | 
The move expands the existing collaboration between the rival news and market data firms.
BATS CEO: It Is With Great Humility
Commentary  |  3/26/2012  | 
BATs CEO Joe Ratterman says it was a software glitch and in a letter to clients and investors he is now explaining to clients and the investor community what exactly happened.
Foreign Traders Invade Grain Giants' N. American Turf
News  |  3/26/2012  | 
For decades, the world's leading grain traders like Cargill and Bunge enjoyed an unparalleled advantage: their smaller North American competitors lacked the flexibility and diversity of a global operation, and their foreign rivals lacked access to the biggest and most stable exporters in the world.
In the Search for Alpha, It's a Quant's World
Commentary  |  3/22/2012  | 
The complexities of the buy-side trading decision require an entirely new set of quantitative and analytical skills, says Tabb Group's Laurie Berke.
Remainder of Scandal-Hit Outsourcer Satyam To Be Bought by India's Tech Mahindra
News  |  3/21/2012  | 
Tech Mahindra will become India's fifth largest software exporter by sales after buying the remaining stake of Mahindra Satyam in a stock deal valued at about $1 billion.
Securing the Cloud From the Outside-In
Commentary  |  3/20/2012  | 
Conducting extensive due diligence of a cloud provider’s technology, processes and track-record can help alleviate security concerns for companies looking to move into cloud computing.
Liquidnet CEO Merrin Frowns On Exchange Mergers
News  |  3/20/2012  | 
The dark pool's founder said exchanges around the world would be better served with strategic alliances that can bring more value to institutional investors.
The Attraction of OTC Clearing
Commentary  |  3/20/2012  | 
Despite all the noise and hoopla, market participants seem to be huddled together at the top of the diving board waiting for someone else to take the plunge first.
Could Self-Policing By the Industry Tame High-Frequency Trading?
News  |  3/19/2012  | 
Progress Software Chief Technology Officer John Bates breaks down why more exchanges are likely to follow the stance taken by Nasdaq OMX and Deutsche Borse in penalizing high-frequency traders for excessive orders.
Former Goldman European Head Cyzer Joins BTIG
News  |  3/19/2012  | 
The former head of European sales trading at Goldman Sachs, Matthew Cyzer, has joined BTIG to spearhead the boutique U.S. broker's aggressive European growth plan in the latest sign of hiring by smaller firms.
Report Claims Cloud Will Add 1.4 Million New Jobs To Banking Industry
Commentary  |  3/16/2012  | 
Still, Microsoft’s report, like other IT vendors’ reports, should be taken with a grain of salt.
Deutsche Bank Promotes Three to Head Tech/Ops, Risk and Compliance
News  |  3/16/2012  | 
In a management overhaul, Deutsche Bank named Henry Ritchotte COO with oversight of technology and operations, as new co-CEOs put their stamp on the bank.
Thomson Reuters Rolls Out Platform to Aid Compliance
News  |  3/15/2012  | 
The company said the launch of Accelus Compliance Manager follows a survey of more than 500 compliance professionals, which found most are struggling to keep up with the new regulations.
Trading Technologies Unveils Do-It-Yourself Algo Builder
News  |  3/14/2012  | 
The firm said its X_Trader platform can help traders build executable strategies in hours or days, rather than weeks or months.
Banks Team Up to Cut Technology Spending Burden
News  |  3/12/2012  | 
Investment banks are beginning to share development costs for back office and regulatory compliance systems.
Investors Back Hedge Funds as Performance Rebounds
News  |  3/12/2012  | 
According to the GlobeOp Capital Movement Index, net inflows into hedge funds,were 2.1 percent of total assets over the month to March 1.
Clerical Error Foiled Hedge Fund Octavian's Balda Battle
News  |  3/12/2012  | 
Octavian Advisors said a clerical error prevented the $1 billion New York hedge fund from backing its own move last month to oust the board of German medical and electronics products maker Balda AG.
IT Jobs: 6 Essential Skills For The Cloud Era
News  |  3/9/2012  | 
Want to stay relevant in the cloud era's rapidly changing IT job market? Take this expert advice.
The 4 Forces That Will Shape IT Economics in 2012
Commentary  |  3/8/2012  | 
Four major forces are blowing apart traditional models of managing a firm’s technology and related economics, says Rubin Worldwide's Howard Rubin.
Apple's New iPad: 6 Key Features
News  |  3/8/2012  | 
No, it's not called iPad 3 or iPad HD, just "iPad," or "new iPad," if you must. We break down Apple's big changes.
Amazon Cuts Cloud Computing Prices
News  |  3/7/2012  | 
Amazon Web Services lowers prices 5% to 37%, reducing the cost of an entry level compute unit and enticing largest customers with volume deals.
Thomson Reuters Unveils Social Media-Based Sentiment Analysis
News  |  3/7/2012  | 
The offering is an extension of its machine-readable news offering.
Buy Side Expands Use of Algos In Futures Trading: Study
News  |  3/6/2012  | 
Firms are opting for electronic trading tools for futures trading with volumes on the upswing, according a Tabb Group study.
Alternative Venues Play Waiting Game in Japan
Commentary  |  3/6/2012  | 
ITG Integrates BrightWire Real-Time News Into Triton EMS
News  |  3/5/2012  | 
The firm says the news engine goes a step further than traditional business news services.
The 3 Biggest Pain Points on the Road to Swaps Clearing
News  |  3/5/2012  | 
Central clearing promises to bring transparency to the OTC derivatives market and reduce participants' risk. But dragging swaps out into the open is a difficult road. Here are three challenges adding to the buy side's pain -- and insight into how they can be overcome.
Who Do Buy-Side Firms Trust With Their Money?
News  |  3/5/2012  | 
In the absence of clear rules on customer collateral protection, the question of default risk weighs on investment managers entering the swaps clearing game, and some market participants argue that custodians offer a safer option than brokers.
The Need for Automated Clearing In an Increasingly Complex Derivatives Market
Commentary  |  3/2/2012  | 
Automating derivatives processing will create efficiencies across the industry, lowering costs, reducing risk and establishing a framework for growth. But it will require cooperation.
Why Infrastructure As A Service Is A Bad Deal
News  |  3/2/2012  | 
The numbers we cranked speak for themselves: IaaS services from Amazon and others most likely do a disservice to your bottom line.

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