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Alternative facts are not facts, or are they?

Alternative facts are not facts, or are they?

In a classic TV exchange, less than one day into the new government administration in what seems like an age ago now, White House spokesperson Kellyanne Conway asserts “the president was giving his alternative facts”. NBC News anchor Chuck Todd, clearly baffled angrily asserts that such a thing does not exist.
It all makes for entertaining TV. But how often do we come across “alternative facts” in the real world outside cable TV news shows?

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What does it take to innovate?

What does it take to innovate?

It is widely acknowledged that big companies routinely struggle to innovate. Maybe they are forgetting there’s always more than one way to crack a nut.

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Plugging your toaster into a nuclear power station

Plugging your toaster into a nuclear power station

We call it the “Last Mile Problem” and we see it a lot. Financial institutions consume a lot of market data and they tell us it is hard to manage and needs a lot of work. Meanwhile, we also speak with market data vendors and they often tell us that onboarding new feeds into clients or upselling more data to existing clients is slow and costly. This is the same problem seen from both sides.

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Digging up the road one regulation at a time

Digging up the road one regulation at a time

The alphabet soup of regulatory demands continues to occupy our minds and budgets.  One constant theme – we are now in an era of constant regulatory change.  The global regulators and politicians will see to that. What to do about it?

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Fintech will do to the banks what Amazon did to the book stores

Fintech will do to the banks what Amazon did to the book stores

Insurgent service providers are using new technology to disrupt traditional banks. Booksellers like Borders were crushed by new ways of selling books. The bank’s days are numbered. Or is it that simple?

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