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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 [...]

The Benefits of Application Performance Monitoring (APM)

Application performance monitoring (APM) is the primary source of guidance when it comes to managing application performance and ensuring availability to end users. With the right APM solutions and a systematic approach to resolving performance issues, businesses can focus on innovation and strategy while keeping their customers happy Here are the key benefits of application [...]

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Effective Risk Management in Digital Transformation

As organizations progress along the path of digital transformation, proactive risk mitigation becomes a higher priority. This implies that as business leaders manage the priorities of security, agility and operational efficiency, they become better placed to embed risk mitigation into the entire stack. Organizations that have progressed their digital transformation plans are more inclined to [...]

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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 [...]

Service Level Agreements: The Dos and Don’ts of SLA Management

The past few years have seen a huge increase in the amount of critical IT services that companies outsource to SaaS/IaaS/PaaS providers, be it security, storage, monitoring, or operations. Of course, along with any outsourcing to a service provider comes Service Level Agreements (SLA) to ensure that the vendor is held financially responsible for any lapses [...]

What you need to know about application performance monitoring (APM) tools

More complex, more distributed and more dynamic than ever before, the modern IT environment needs application performance management (APM) that matches its agility. Inadequate application performance can directly affect a business, hurting brand image or cutting into revenue as customers struggle to complete transactions. 1) Embrace APM Be proactive APM is evolving and growing rapidly, shifting from [...]

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Monitoring Kafka: Real-Time Ops Challenge

Monitoring Kafka: Real-Time Ops Challenge Let’s say you’re a long-time expert on message-oriented middleware – say, an MQSeries (now IBM MQ) pro from back in the day – and someone asked you to create an entirely new middleware product following modern, cloud-native architectural principles, able to process trillions of messages per day. What would it [...]

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Why Advanced IT Analytics Deployments Show Benefits That Are Too Good To Miss

In my previous blog, I shared why I felt that advanced IT analytics (AIA) is both an area of intense innovation, while at the same time a set of technologies that are truly coming of age. No longer just a technological curiosity, AIA solutions are already transforming many IT organizations for the better. As I [...]

Stirring Apache Kafka into the Middleware Mix – Part 2

(Second 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 hybrid messaging environment spanning mainframes, distributed systems, and clouds.) About the Author Charley Rich has decades of product management experience spanning Middleware Messaging, [...]

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