February 2011
THE BURDEN OF DODD-FRANK
Dodd-Frank

Dodd-Frank's Impact on IT
The massive Dodd-Frank reform law will touch almost every business in financial services. For CIOs, the trick will be to leverage existing systems and rationalize data across the enterprise to meet intensified compliance demands while keeping costs in check.

Opportunities Created By The Volcker Rule
While the rule that limits prop trading will depress earnings at some firms, it could create new opportunities for other market participants.

SEC CIO Bayer Says Regulator Needs More Technology Funding
Without an increase to its meager $120 million IT budget, it will be difficult for the SEC to improve analytics technology.

COMPLIANCE
Can GRC Automation Tools Help Firms Gain Control Over Risk and Compliance?
As spreadsheets pile up and manual processes grow increasingly inefficient for managing governance, risk and compliance, automation tools are stepping out of the shadows to help.

OPERATIONS
Closing the On-Boarding Gap
With the financial industry still grappling to restore trust, Raymond James is reducing on-boarding delays to generate efficiencies and goodwill right out of the gate.

5 Tips for On-Boarding Success
Microsoft's director of banking and capital markets industry solutions offers five tips for completing an on-boarding initiative successfully.

EDITOR'S NOTE
H.R. 4173 (Dodd-Frank): A Real 'Page Turner'
The final version of Dodd-Frank, or Bill H.R. 4173, weighs in at 848 pages.

CLOSE-UP
Q&A: Adrian Kunzle, JPMorgan Chase - More Hybrid Clouds to Emerge in 2011
JP Morgan Chase managing director and global head of engineering and architecture Adrian Kunzle shapes the bank's technology strategy.

INFRASTRUCTURE
NYSE Technologies: Low Latency Problem Solvers
NYSE Technologies partners with CSTK InVenture to help financial firms overcome low-latency trading and infrastructure challenges.

ASSET MANAGEMENT
A Look at Asset Dedication's Virtual Business Model
A virtual business model built on best-of-breed technology proves to be the ideal solution for a small subadvisory firm with big dreams.

UPFRONT
NYSE Euronext’s U.S. Options Exchanges Will Double Processing Capacity
NYSE Euronext upgraded the core matching engines and trading platforms of its U.S. options exchanges, completing phase one of its tech overhaul.

PCs Continue To Lose Their Shine
The rising popularity of the iPad and waning sales of the mini Notebook are partly to blame.

Algo Group to Lease SSET’s London Dark Fiber Network
Plans to provide extreme low-latency services to algorithmic trading firms as well as connectivity to major liquidity venues and market data feeds.

Markit Acquires Risk Analytics Vendor QuIC
QuIC provides financial organizations with risk analytics solutions to test market and credit risk tolerance in financial portfolios and simulate risk at the enterprise level.

Vietnam Commodity Exchange Chooses Patsystems
Asia’s new commodity exchange will utilize Patsystem’s complete exchange solution when it launches early in 2012.

TECHNOLOGY ECONOMICS
2010 Wasn't a Very Good Year, Or Was It?
An historical comparison reveals just how much value strategic technology investment can add to business performance.

INDUSTRY VOICE
Information Governance: A Practical Approach for the Dodd-Frank Era
Managers will never be able to determine the relative value of all of the information stored by a company without the tools to enable a defensible data disposal strategy.

PERSPECTIVES
iPad A New Technology Paradigm -- A Reluctant Admission
The internet -- along with client-server and wireless computing -- are driving the next new technology paradigm: The Age of the iPad.