Editor's Letter - Bigging-up the back office

Because of the crucial role the front office plays in the day-to-day health of any buy-side organisation, the majority of technology vendors have traditionally focused their product development and sales efforts on this area of the business. However, the same cannot be said about the back office. Put it this way: it's unlikely we're ever going to get to the point where the FT or the Wall Street Journal shifts the focus of the profile pieces they regularly run from heads of desk and portfolio