Fri, Oct 31, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Cloud computing continues to gain the attention of financial industry

Monday, September 13, 2010

From Kirsten Bischoff, Opalesque New York:

“Cloud computing is still an evolving paradigm,” say Peter Mell and Tim Grance of the US government agency the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Information Technology Laboratory. The agency’s definition of cloud computing is currently in it’s 15th iteration.

Perhaps the simplest explanation is the one in The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google , by Nicholas Carr, who refers readers back to how the world changed similarly once before with the building of electronic grids. Similar to how most firms do not elect to run a power plant in order to keep the lights on in their offices, more companies are now opting to use technology providers for their server/storage needs and in many cases for their technology staffing needs.

There are two different types of clouds: public (ie, gmail, yahoo, etc) and private (built for the exclusive use of a single operation). Public clouds such as Google docs have made the public more comfortable with the thought of information being easily maneuvered and manipulated between various parties, and as a result private clouds are gaining traction with more companies that want to tap into the same ease of use, but ensure better control, risk management, and ......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Macks aim to raise $750m for real estate debt fund[more]

    From Therealdeal.com: Father-son duo William and Richard Mack and former Blackstone Group managing director Peter Sotoloff are starting a new real estate debt fund. Together, the trio hopes to raise more than $750 million for the private equity fund, according to the Wall Street Journal. The fund wi

  2. Commodities - Oil wreaking havoc on small-cap energy stocks sliding 36%[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Owning almost anything in the U.S. stock market has been a losing proposition since September. Owning smaller energy companies has been a catastrophe. Hercules Offshore Inc. and Resolute Energy Corp. are among 19 oil-and-gas equities in the Russell 2000 Index that lost more than

  3. Investing - Hedge funds favor equity long/short, Strategic bond managers hedge against further high yield sell-off[more]

    Hedge funds favor equity long/short From Securitieslendingtimes.com: Equity long/short strategies will generate good returns for hedge funds in the future, according to a panel at this year’s Risk Management Association Conference on Securities Lending in Naples, Florida. Panellists Sand

  4. Legal - Ex-hedge fund analyst weeps as judge hands down 5 year sentence, Former Columbus investment manager Steven P. Moore indicted on theft charges, SEBI confirms ban for Hong Kong hedge fund, SEC announces enforcement action against compliance officer[more]

    Ex-hedge fund analyst weeps as judge hands down 5 year sentence From Hereisthecity.com: An ex-hedge fund analyst was sentenced to 5 years in prison for his role in insider-trading scheme. The New York Post reports that former hedge fund analyst Matthew Teeple was sentenced Thursday to fiv

  5. Manager Profile - Seth Klarman: Lessons for retail and institutional investors[more]

    From Valuewalk.com: Seth Klarman is virtually unknown outside value circles, despite his impressive record and value of assets under management. On average Baupost has returned 19% p.a. despite holding a large portion of its assets in cash. During the financial crisis, Seth Klarman’s funds lost some