Published By: HP Inc.
Published Date: Jul 03, 2019
hile Bitcoin took a bit of a beating in August 2018, it did little
to dampen interest in the obviously volatile cryptocurrency
market. Bitcoin lost 20 percent of its value in just two weeks in
August, according to some reports1
, and yet there appears to be
substantial optimism in the currency. According to one report2
, there were
96 new crypto hedge funds launched in the first seven months of 2018 and
when the Turkish Lira plummeted 20 percent in August 2018, there was a
surge in Bitcoin trading3
. Cryptocurrency is clearly here to stay and while that
may whet the appetite of brave investors, it’s also a magnet for crime.
Unsurprisingly perhaps, hackers are targeting4
exchanges but what many businesses and individuals may not
realize is that there is serious money to be made in actually
performing admin functions for the currencies themselves.
Called cryptomining, it can be big business. Some reports5
suggested that profits from mining have hit over $4 billion
In the financial services industry (FSI), high-performance compute infrastructure is not optional; it’s a prerequisite for survival. No other industry generates more data, and few face the combination of challenges that financial services does: a rapidly changing competitive landscape, a complex regulatory environment, tightening margin pressure, exponential data growth, and demanding performance service-level agreements (SLAs).
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: May 30, 2018
While mainframes have dominated computing across industries for several decades, the need for speed and However, modernizing these systems is every enterprise’s nightmare, considering the complexities and high costs involved, besides the fear of business disruption. The need for a trusted partner has never been more.
A leading global brokerage firm was looking to simplify and speed up the mainframe systems powering their trading platforms that supported billions of transactions each day. See how Infosys helped and the five key takeaways from the project.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Apr 27, 2018
While relying on x86 servers and Oracle databases to support their stock trading systems, processing rapidly increasing number of transactions fast became a huge challenge for Wanlian Securities. They shifted to IBM FlashSystem that helped them cut average response time for their Oracle Databases from 10 to less than 0.4 milliseconds and improved CPU usage by 15%.
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When measuring competitive differentiation in milliseconds, connectivity is a key component for any financial services company’s data center strategy. In planning the move of its primary data center, a large international futures and commodities trading company needed to find a provider that could deliver the high capacity connectivity it required.
Creating predictive analytics from alternative data has become the current focus of the biggest quant trading firms in the industry
The democratization of financial services data and technology, together with more intense competition, makes the needs of today’s market participants vastly different from those of previous generations. Firms must locate untapped sources of data for both public and non-public companies. This alternative data, such as payment data and other non-public information, from sources beyond the common channels, can be a predictive indicator of market performance; a difference maker in assisting firms as they develop models to evaluate their investments.
By combining our unique data sets with advanced analytics, traders, analysts and managers can seek predictive signals and actionable information utilizing their own models.
View our research report to learn how alternative data, our 'Information Alpha,' can help you earn differentiated investment returns.
It’s no surprise that the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) market is exploding; its benefits are evident and mounting. In fact, IDC predicts that the SaaS market will grow significantly by 2020. SaaS end users are reaping the benefits of greater software efficiency, agility, reduced operational headaches, and trading CapEx for OpEx. The SaaS model enables low cost to entry, scale, and no maintenance as opposed to traditional software which placed these burdens on the end user.
In today’s application economy, everyone is in the software business. Auto makers are putting Wi-Fi hotspots in their cars. Watches are trading gears for motherboards. Even
soda fountains have evolved from dumb machines into instrumented devices with touch-screen user interfaces.
This digital transformation is changing the way applications are developed, tested, moved through environments and released into production—and it’s putting new demands on IT teams with which they’re struggling to keep up.
At a high level, this is because the application delivery systems and processes at many enterprises were put in place when IT only had to push out an annual or semi-annual release. But as market pressures and executive mandates have forced teams to deliver innovations faster and more frequently, a new set of development, testing, automation and customer challenges have appeared—acting as obstacles that stand between you and your digital transformation goals.
This KPMG report looks at the typical costs associated with setting up and operating a manufacturing business in Bahrain, compared to the costs in other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.
It covers company format>on; land rental and construction; utilities; manpower; visas and labor; and ports and commerce.
Today’s increasingly competitive global economy requires businesses to make decisions faster than ever. Businesses need instant insight into the status of their people and processes. But manual, paper-based processes undermine decision-making. Paper makes it difficult for businesses to make smart decisions about their operations and their working capital. Manual processes also are costly and inefficient, create headaches for front-line staff, introduce compliance and security risks, and stymie collaboration with trading partners.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Jun 28, 2019
There is a major shift happening in the world of
enterprise IT systems.
Many organizations are trading on-premises systems for
cloud-based solutions, a move that brings virtually limitless
scalability, storage and accessibility – usually at a lower
cost and with reduced complexity. Global adoption of cloud
enterprise productivity platforms hit an all-time high of 81%
in 2018, up from 24% in 2014.*
If you’re a longtime Microsoft customer, a logical first step
in making the journey from on-premises to the cloud is to
move your email to Microsoft Office 365™. You aren’t alone.
Office 365 is Microsoft’s fastest-growing business, ever.
According to Gartner, 84% of IT decision makers indicated
that they are currently using or planning to use Office 365
in the next six months.
Download this white paper to learn how a customer-centric supply chain requires not only new processes and technologies, but also a cultural shift in how retailers run their organizations and collaborate with their trading partners.