Dark Clouds: Demanding an End to Outages of Online Services

Dark Clouds: Demanding an End to Outages of Online Services

In January, Salesforce.com’s “on-demand” services for managing customer relationships–popular with Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley other Wall Street firms–went down for about an hour. In the middle of May, Google went down for two hours,...

Enterprise Risk Management: Getting Holistic

Enterprise Risk Management: Getting Holistic

The recent financial crisis has demonstrated that securities firms need to change the way they approach risk, needing now to consider a wider variety of economic scenarios and to evaluate risk in an enterprise-wide...

Is It Safe In The Clouds?

Is It Safe In The Clouds?

Earlier this month, a hacker reportedly exploited a vulnerability in an Internet-based virtualization software platform that took down more than 100,000 Web sites and other applications. “That was an intrusion that was cloud-specific–it went...

How Not To Get Stuck In The Clouds

How Not To Get Stuck In The Clouds

The promise of cloud computing is that a company can easily scale applications up or down, or move them from internal to external locations, to match demand, optimize performance, or lower costs. In practice,...

Where to Spend in a Time of Crisis

Where to Spend in a Time of Crisis

This article originally appeared in Securities Industry News. By Maria Trombly.   Analysts, execs offer up ten key technology areas for smaller buy-side budgets Technology providers that cater to buy-side firms are knocking on...

Learning to Track Counterparty Risk

Learning to Track Counterparty Risk

This article originally appeared in Bank Technology News. The dramatic fashion in which Bear Stearns and others have gone down in flames brings to the fore issues like counterparty risk management that had previously...

Standards Are Standing in Way of External SOA

Standards Are Standing in Way of External SOA

This article originally appeared in Securities Industry News. By Maria Trombly. The promise of service-oriented architecture (SOA) is a world where everything interoperates seamlessly, pieces of applications are reused endlessly and development of new...

SOA at OppenheimerFunds

SOA at OppenheimerFunds

Originally published in CIO Magazine OppenheimerFunds used to have a data entry efficiency problem. Address changes that customers made on its website had to be manually re-entered into a variety of back-end systems before...