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Top 5 Digital Transformation Trends In Financial Services

Forget online banking. If there was ever an industry where mobile is not just first but full-steam ahead, it’s the financial services industry, where FinTech — a.k.a. financial services technology — is finding new ways to make spending, managing, and investing our hard-earned money even easier than ever before. From Venmo to Apple Pay, we’re [...]

Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, and the Broader world of Blockchain

In a recent Forbes article, leading industry analyst and Forbes contributor Jason Bloomberg discusses the challenges facing Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies in general, and the broader world of blockchain. Nastel Technologies' CTO, Albert Mavashev shares his view blockchain and how law enforcement can use Nastel's transaction analytics tooling to perform forensics as well as to see patterns [...]

Application performance monitoring (APM): aligning business and technology in financial services

Today, almost every activity in a financial services business – trade execution, settlement, clearing etc. – is linked to at least one application and an underlying IT infrastructure. Aligning the two, business and technology, is therefore central to the success of market participants, from stock exchanges to broker-dealers. Monitoring tools can enable business and technology [...]

Large Retailers need to provide quality services to their customers

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, large retailers are relying on Nastel AutoPilot to keep the holiday shopping season successful and highly profitable with uninterrupted services. Heavy loads and high volumes of sales are expected on Black Friday followed by Cyber Monday.  Nastel AutoPilot helps keeping services supporting sales highly available and highly reliable. How Large Retailers [...]

How Banks Can Utilize Machine Learning

Machine learning begins with an identified data set that will be used to “train” the computer. If the goal is for the computer to make a judgment based on data, then you would also need historical data that can be matched with correct answers. Using historical data as a training guide, the computer can now [...]

3 Ways to Solve App Performance Problems with Transaction Tracking – Part 2

In part 1, I discussed the important of tracking applications and how that is similar to tracking packages.   However, there is one significant difference between the two, applications don’t have bar codes.  The collecting of the tracking events as the data moves through the application requires additional processing.   There are many techniques for doing this.   [...]

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3 Ways to Solve App Performance Problems with Transaction Tracking

Transaction Tracking can provide tremendous insight into the performance and behavior of applications. However, this can be challenging when transactions traverse platforms and technologies.  Often it can be similar to tracking someone in the old Westerns where you follow the trail to the river and then lose track of where they went next.  Tracking MQ [...]

The Best Ways to Solve DataPower Issues that Impact Applications – Part 3 of 4

[This is Part 3 of a 4 part series. Catch-up with part 1, here.] Common DataPower problems … Like any piece of sophisticated middleware, the DataPower Gateway appliance has to be carefully managed and closely monitored.  Even though it is a robust, purpose-built device, any company that is using DataPower appliances to run serious production [...]

Making a Happy Marriage of WebSphere & TIBCO Infrastructures (Part 6 of 6)

Making a Happy Marriage of WebSphere & TIBCO Infrastructures (Part 6 of 6) (The conclusion of a six-part blog series that describes how a team of IT pros and managers at one of the world’s largest global banks accommodated a bank acquisition and mastered a complex messaging environment.) I’ve talked about some particulars associated with [...]