DevOps – a portmanteau of Development and Operations – seems to be flavour of this month. Briefly defined, it is a methodology that forces these two often fractious disciplines closer together.read more..
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?read more..
Data management software vendors are notorious for excessively complicated, jargon-filled or confused explanations of their technology and its benefits. This blog is a succinct, simple summary of how data management has evolved to where we are now over the years.read more..
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.read more..
Regulators are turning up the heat on data quality management in financial institutions. Some regulations require named senior management ownership of the data governance function. Others come at the same issue indirectly, demanding proof of quality processes used by financial institutions to make their regulatory filings. Either way, the objective is the same – to require a named person to bear responsibility for the correctness of data used to run the business and construct routine regulatory filings. The message from politicians is clear – in the next crisis, if the filings were wrong, somebody is going to jail.read more..