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Guest Blog Feature | Big data brings its own set of risks

Guest Blog Feature | Big data brings its own set of risks

This NICSA News guest blog feature was written by Ed Marcarelli, Hydrakos Consulting and the NICSA Technology Committee.

Top 10 technology issues to keep an eye on in 2013

Top 10 technology issues to keep an eye on in 2013
The NICSA Technology Committee is keeping an eye on the top ten technology topics for 2013. You can find out more about these issues throughout the year by attending the 2013 General Membership Meeting and NICSA Webinars or by following NICSA on Twitter, reading NICSA’s blog posts or other publications.

The vocabulary of cyber-crime

The vocabulary of cyber-crime
With Internet security receiving attention at the highest levels these days, being aware of exactly cyberthieves may attack is a first step in understanding the problem. IOSCO’s recent research report, “Cyber-crime, securities markets and systemic risk,” included a glossary of cyber-crime.  

Member’s corner | Where are you on the data governance evolution scale?

Member’s corner | Where are you on the data governance evolution scale?

This NICSA News Member's Corner feature, Ronan Brennan, Chief Technology Office, MoneyMate, highlights the various stages of data governance shining light on the unique role each step takes to form a cohesive pro-active plan.

Internet privacy: 6 ways to ensure your organization is protected

Internet privacy: 6 ways to ensure your organization is protected

With the introduction of new online tools, software and data storage, the Internet has become the "go to" medium for many of today's businesses.

In June, NICSA held its Midwest Regional Meeting in Chicago where keynote presenter Stacey C. Bolton, Senior Vice President, Chief Privacy Officer, The Northern Trust Corporation discussed the topic of managing data privacy and client confidentiality and how your organization can stay protected throughout the online community.

Member’s Corner | IT and BPO Outsourcing Outlook for 2013: An Offshore Perspective

Member’s Corner | IT and BPO Outsourcing Outlook for 2013: An Offshore Perspective
This blog post was written by guest author, Ed Marcarelli, President, Hydrakos Consulting LLC and is this week’s NICSA Member Feature. Some numbers get your attention.  When shares of the IT and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) giant, Infosys fell by 21% on a single day in April, it could have seemed an ominous sign for the firm and the outsourcing industry generally. 

6 tips for spring cleaning the data basement

6 tips for spring cleaning the data basement
Scrubbing data isn’t a glamorous  job – just an essential one. It’s so important that Tech Republic ranked it #2 in their recent list of 10 things you should do when building your Big Data strategy, right after “understand your business objectives.” No wonder, then, that data management is getting a lot of attention in the investment industry.

The 4 stages of the investment management industry

The 4 stages of the investment management industry

The investment management industry is constantly evolving to adapt to the changing needs of investors, new regulation and technological innovation.

At the recent “NICSA in the Middle” Conference, focusing on middle office issues, Dick Taggart, Senior Vice President, Investment Management, at State Street reviewed the evolution of the structure of the industry. Here's what he had to say...

Uncovering the secrets behind Big Data

Uncovering the secrets behind Big Data

Big Data is a hot topic in many industries including financial services. Emerging out of large Internet companies, Big Data only recently became applicable to other businesses. It addresses data and analytics challenges too complex for traditional, relational database engines to handle in a cost-effective way.

The bottom line? Big Data is faster, cheaper and easier to program than traditional platforms. In this NICSA News webinar highlight, we share answers about Big Data from Paul Barth and Prithwi Thakuria of NewVantage Partners.

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