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FEATURE BLOG 10 December 2018

Integration of AI systems at scale

Today, data scientists and machine learning engineers can implement systems for tackling discrete tasks with a very high degree of success. Results in fields such as image processing to support cancer diagnosis can be extremely accurate, with the best performing algorithms even exceeding experienced clinicians for certain categories of cancer diagnosis.

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Finance | 22 November 2018

Tech Giants' Shadow Looms Large across the European Financial Community

FT's recent article “EU bankers step up warnings on threat from big tech” highlights moves by the European Union (EU) to provide a level playing field in the European finance sector. Undoubtedly EU financial institutions are aware of the threat to existing business models posed by the global tech giants, and this concern may have been recently exacerbated by the new Open Banking regulations, which as the article suggests may allow the easy identification and cherry picking of the most lucrative parts of the business.

Written by Vasilis Kapsalis

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AI / ML / DL | Finance | 29 August 2018

AI is a great opportunity, but banks must innovate faster

The impact of AI on the lives of consumers and the operation of businesses is slowly growing. Whether it’s the increasing visibility of autonomous vehicles or the small conveniences of a voice assistant such as Amazon’s Alexa, we’re beginning to get a sense of what AI can do. However, we’re still at the beginning. The truly significant changes are yet to come.

Written by Shane Richmond (Guest)

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Finance | HPC | Industry | 24 July 2018

HPC and big data convergence in fraud detection

The convergence of two existing disciplines can be an explosively creative force. A great example within the world of tech is the convergence of HPC merging with big data and machine learning. Though in many ways this convergence is still in its early stages, the merging of these technologies is already starting to deliver concrete, real world benefits in the fraud detection field, helping save financial firms hundreds of millions of dollars.

Written by Spencer Lamb

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Finance | Tech Trends | 10 April 2018

Regtech promises a future with agile compliance and smarter regulation

The digital technology era has brought us adtech, fintech, fittech, medtech and many more buzzwords. A new one has grown in popularity over the last year or so: Regtech.

Written by Shane Richmond (Guest)

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Finance | HPC | 8 February 2018

Deploying HPC within Financial Services: Which path should your firm follow?

Against a backdrop of accelerated industry change, forward-thinking banks and fintech firms are increasingly turning to high performance computing (HPC) to secure a competitive edge and mitigate risk. So which path should your firm follow when deploying intensive HPC workloads?

Written by Dominic Ward

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Finance | HPC | 21 December 2017

Financial firms gain agility with High Performance Computing-as-a-Service

Forward-thinking firms are now looking at the next frontier in high performance computing, HPC-as-a-Service (HPCaaS), an approach that is starting to resonate strongly in the banking and finance sector.

Written by Dominic Ward

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Finance | Sustainability | 21 October 2017

Profitable Investing While Saving the Planet, the Ultimate Win-Win

Decades of academic research has backed up findings that the business case for ESG investing makes sense. For example when UK’s RBS won ‘Bank of the Year’ in the Better Society Awards 2017 it said its employee engagement programme to improve sustainability generated a 5% average electricity reduction and the bank expects to save £3m in energy costs this year. Lets look into this in more detail...

Written by Adam Nethersole

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Finance | 11 October 2017

Financial Services - Accelerating Deep Learning Through Cost-Effective Infrastructure

Exploiting deep learning opportunities in finance could turn out to be very costly, but firms could get better results by tapping specialist data centers.

Written by Dominic Ward

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Finance | Iceland | Sustainability | 6 September 2017

Iceland’s Globally Unique Green Credentials

In the final blog of my series on Iceland’s status as a hosting location of choice, I look at Iceland’s unrivalled 100% green energy profile, the regulatory demand for greater corporate social responsibility and how even environmental factors can help reduce costs for firms.

Written by Adam Nethersole

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Finance | 22 August 2017

How are you responding to today’s data management challenges?

Regulatory change is driving a fundamental shift in how banks and brokers organise their data management processes and supporting infrastructures. The writing has been on the wall for pure-play, in-house approaches for some time, but now the demands of the post-crisis regulatory framework make the evidence in favour of hybrid strategies impossible to ignore.

Written by Dominic Ward

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Finance | Iceland | 15 August 2017

Safe, Secure and Certain: Why Iceland’s Regulatory Regime Excels

In the fifth part of my series on the benefits of Iceland as a strategic data center hub, I examine Iceland’s regulatory status, the strength of its data protection laws and why Brexit uncertainty is further boosting the country’s status as an alternative to London.

Written by Dominic Ward

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Finance | Iceland | 4 August 2017

Iceland’s Unrivalled Low Risk Profile

In my fourth blog on Iceland’s suitability as a strategic data center location, I look at some of the perceptions and myths about the country’s risk profile and identify how and why Iceland, in fact, tops the World Risk Index, with the lowest risk profile.

Written by Dominic Ward

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Finance | Iceland | 26 July 2017

Iceland offers excellent connectivity to major financial hubs

In part three of my series on Iceland’s suitability as a strategic data center location, I look at the country’s excellent cable connectivity to Europe and North America and review some of the use cases for financial services firms.

Written by Dominic Ward

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Finance | Iceland | 18 July 2017

When it comes to TCO, Iceland offers the best value as a data center location

In part two of my series on Iceland’s suitability as a strategic data center location, I look at the various costs to financial services firms compared with other locations, and why Iceland represents the best value.

Written by Dominic Ward

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Finance | HPC | 11 July 2017

Roundtable Report - Fine-tuning the performance of HPC for financial services

Last month a roundtable, hosted by the Realization Group and Verne Global, saw a group of industry experts pick out the key issues that finance needs to address in order to fully realise the value of high-performance computing (HPC).

Written by Dominic Ward

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