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EU-US privacy debate continues as EDPS says try again

Europe

On-going efforts to provide clarity and guidance on transatlantic data transmission are unlikely to be seen soon as the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has outlined concerns over the robustness of the Safe Harbour successor, EU-US Privacy Shield.

APMG launches end user cloud computing foundation certification scheme

Skills and training

Cloud industry expert Bernard Golden has created a vendor-independent course to help people and businesses make the transition to cloud-based services.

IBM touts “10x times faster software driven innovation” through DevOps in the cloud

Kloeckner: “business as a service”

Combining development and operational deployment of software into a more integrated cycle can greatly improve time to market and improve efficiencies, delegates at the annual SifmaTech trading systems conference and exhibition in New York were told.

Cloud in financial services – what is it not good for?

Cloud: what’s stopping you?

Across the financial services sector, the question is now less about where cloud technology is being used, and more about where it isn’t used. Where do financial institutions draw the line when it comes to deciding whether to keep a process or IT-related service in-house or outsource it to specialists such as Amazon Web Services, SAP and many others?

UK building society trio switch to Unisys cloud

Loughborough (pictured), Ipswich and Dudley building societies are the latest to join the cloud

Three independent UK building societies – Ipswich, Loughborough and Dudley – have agreed to use a new software as a service solution from Unisys to handle their mortgage and savings accounts. The deal represents the latest move in a series of steps by the UK’s building society sector to adopt cloud platforms.

Kenshō builds first analytics platform on Nasdaq OMX FinQloud

Kenshō will become the first financial analytics firm on Nasdaq OMX FinQloud

Start-up financial analysis company Kenshō is planning to become the first professional analytics platform built completely on Nasdaq OMX’s FinQloud cloud computing platform, which is powered by Amazon Web Services.

Citibank signs up for SAP cloud-based corporate-to-bank solution

The cloud can help tier-one banks and corporates become more efficient, says SAP's Vijay Chikarmane

Cloud computing company SAP has signed a deal with Citibank for a major new cloud platform that promises to simplify corporate to bank connectivity for some of the world’s largest banks, BCN’s sister site Banking Technology has learned.

Cloud makes inroads into UK mid-tier as Leeds Building Society joins HP alliance

Leeds Building Society will shift its savings and lending business onto a hosted HP platform

Leeds Building Society has joined the shared services alliance founded by HP Enterprise Services and the Yorkshire Building Society in September, in a deal that will see the society move its core application for mortgages and savings to the cloud. The deal also marks a growing recognition among the UK’s mid-tier institutions of the power of cloud to help them move with the times.

Nasdaq FinQloud financial cloud expands with Jordan & Jordan

Jordan & Jordan will use Nasdaq FinQloud to host its execution compliance and surveillance service

US consulting, market data and technology firm Jordan & Jordan has chosen to launch its execution compliance and surveillance service on Nasdaq OMX FinQloud, the cloud computing platform built for financial services and powered by Amazon Web Services.

Put trust in the cloud says Islamic Bank of Britain COO

Gamil: banks can go further and faster with cloud services

Banks should not be afraid to go further and faster in their adoption of cloud computing, says Mohamed Gamil, chief operating officer at Islamic Bank of Britain.

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