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UTP Votes to Adopt Nasdaq SIP Recommendations

The UTP Operating Committee, the industry body that oversees the administration of the consolidated feed of quote and trade data on Nasdaq-listed stocks─known...

Inside Market Data | News | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 14 Feb 2014

Nasdaq technical glitch hits Apple Facebook and Microsoft

'Trust But Verify’ Key to Contracts Post-Bloomberg Spying Scandal

With renewed focus on security protocols for data and communications, conventions already in place for trading platforms are a good place to start.

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | OMS & EMS | 30 May 2013


Max Bowie: Do Crisis Closures Make Redundancy Redundant?

The datacenters supporting the US financial markets successfully weathered the worst of Hurricane Sandy. So, Max asks, shouldn’t the exchanges and trading firms they support have been able to do the same?

Waters | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 26 Nov 2012

A open sign

Datacenters Keep Running as US Exchanges Ready Wednesday Reopenings

US equities and options markets plan to open for business as normal on Wednesday, Oct. 31, after two days of exchange closures forced by the impact of Hurricane Sandy, which caused power outages, flooding and widespread destruction along the US Eastern...

Inside Market Data | News | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 30 Oct 2012


Let’s Talk About Solar Flares & the Destruction of Wall Street

Have you heard that a solar storm next year might just wipe out all communications systems and hobble Wall Street? But, hey, no need to panic or anything.

Buy-Side Technology | Opinion | Buy-Side Operations | 13 Jul 2012


Gmarkets Rolls Out Contingency Service

Canadian data vendor Gmarkets has rolled out a new service, dubbed Gmarkets Contingency On-Demand, to ensure clients can continue to access real-time global bond, money market, foreign exchange and over-the-counter derivatives data, news and commentary...

Inside Market Data | News | Data Display & Analytics | 06 Jul 2012


Zombies and Clouds and BCP—Oh My!

Sure, a zombie attack is unlikely, but isn't preparing for the unexpected the whole point of business-continuity planning?

Buy-Side Technology | Opinion | Buy-Side Operations | 24 Feb 2012


CME Preps NY DR Site for Trading, Clearing, Data

Chicago-based exchange readies East Coast US backup center in Nymex building

Inside Market Data | News | Exchange Data | 13 Feb 2012


Japan Rises from Ruin

Given the scale of the devastation affecting Japan's north-east coastline in the wake of the March 11 earthquake and ensuing tsunami, it is likely to take years before that region of the country returns to normality. But as Sitanta Ni Mathghamhna discovers,...

Waters | Feature | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 02 May 2011


Do You Have a Cloud DR Plan?

If Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) ongoing outage can teach the industry anything about computing as a service (CaaS) it is that like other common services—electricity and water, for example—eventually there will be service interruptions and...

Sell-Side Technology | Opinion | Hardware & Grid | 22 Apr 2011

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