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SAP Connects Apps to Interactive Data

Interactive Data's users can now plug their applications straight into the data provider's database

Inside Reference Data | News | Data Management | 01 Apr 2014


Waters: Excel Here to Stay...For Now

Advancements in cloud-based technologies, data warehousing, storing, reporting, and data analysis are all helping asset management firms lessen their dependencies on Microsoft Excel but spreadsheets will continue to be widely used at asset management...

Inside Market Data | News | Data Display & Analytics | 27 Mar 2014


Interactive Data Links With Microsoft

The data services provider will deliver its data through Office 365 and Excel. Interactive Data also plans to further distribute its data through Microsoft's software-as-a-service partners

Inside Reference Data | News | Data Management | 25 Mar 2014

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Excelian Introduces Grid-as-a-Service Offering

Consultancy Excelian has announced that it is now offering grid computing on an as-a-service basis (GaaS), operated through Microsoft's Azure cloud platform.

Sell-Side Technology | News | Hardware & Grid | 20 Mar 2014


Take Away Spreadsheets? From My Cold, Dead Hands

Microsoft Excel spreadsheets will continue to be widely used at asset management firms for the foreseeable future. But new regulations, technological advancements, and risk management concerns are leading buy-side firms to examine ways to lessen their...

Waters | Feature | Buy-Side Operations | 24 Feb 2014


Buy-Side Technology Awards 2013: Best Cloud Provider to the Buy Side—Microsoft

When you think of the term “cloud technology,” Microsoft is top-of-mind even for decidedly non-technologists. The buy side has only relatively recently come around to the idea of using cloud-based technologies to cut costs and save resources, even...

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Awards & Rankings | 02 Dec 2013


KUDOS* to the Humble Spreadsheet (*KUDOS = Known and Unknown Dependency of Spreadsheets)

Firms don’t often think of spreadsheets as big contributors to their data budget. But they’d be mistaken. And not only can these be drains on data resources; they can also present tricky problems when updating them to ensure they are properly consuming...

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 27 Oct 2013


Opening Cross: SIFMA 2013: Killing Me Softly?

The theme of the report accompanying this week’s print issue of Inside Market Data is automation and electronification in fixed income markets, the advance of technology and how the bond markets are making use of tools and techniques from cloud computing...

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Events | 24 Jun 2013

Mike Atkin

EDM Council Readies FIBO Specs, Works With Bank of England and Microsoft

The EDM Council and the Object Management Group are preparing to issue specifications for their ontology, which is being aligned with Bank of England templates. The EDM Council has also piloted its data maturity model with Microsoft

Inside Reference Data | News | Regulation & Standards | 11 Jun 2013

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Xeno TimeScape on MS Azure Cloud

Data software vendor Xenomorph has made its TimeScape analytics and data management platform available via Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud platform of third-party services, offering a cost-effective and easy-to-configure cloud-based alternative to traditional...

Inside Market Data | News | Data Display & Analytics | 22 May 2013

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