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Toffler, We Are Here

A reader took me to task for The Daly Open column I wrote last month on Web 2.0 ( DWT , Nov. 12), arguing that mashups and social networking platforms should not be avoided-as I suggested in my editorial-but rather, should be adopted because of their...

Sell-Side Technology | Feature | Data Delivery Technologies | 03 Dec 2007

The Coming Datacenter Dearth

There's a saying among students of military history: Good generals think in terms of strategies, but great generals think in terms of logistics. This axiom can be easily applied to any IT department, especially when it comes to planning datacenters.

Sell-Side Technology | Feature | Data Delivery Technologies | 26 Nov 2007

How the Hell Did We Get Here?

Exactly 12 months ago, I had a bit of a rude awakening as I moved from a features-driven monthly to a news-driven weekly when I took over the editorship of DWT . Since then, the market has suffered its own rude awakening as well.

Sell-Side Technology | Feature | Content Focus | 19 Nov 2007

The Monster Mashup

After reading the latest industry journals and blogs, I am beginning to wonder if I am the only one who is really uncomfortable with the extent to which Web 2.0 technology has infiltrated the enterprise.

Sell-Side Technology | Feature | | 12 Nov 2007

Exchange Consolidation: Act II

It is safe to say that global exchange consolidation has entered its second act, as tier-one bourses have begun acquiring secondary exchanges and trading venues.

Sell-Side Technology | Feature | Exchanges | 05 Nov 2007

Letter to the Editor

Dear Mr. Daly, I read your recent column "Light Speed and Then Some" in the September issue of [DWT sibling publication] Waters with great interest and while I think you highlight some important trends and I agree with your overall analysis, I'm not...

Sell-Side Technology | Feature | | 05 Nov 2007

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines

Now that the E.U.'s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid) launch date is upon us, the race into the 21st century financial markets appears as if it will begin with a cautious start rather than a frantic land rush. Most firms seem to be taking...

Sell-Side Technology | Feature | Best Execution | 29 Oct 2007

STP Through the Front Door?

This spring, at an industry event, I learned of a new C-level title-the chief optimization officer. I didn't get to meet the person, but one of his colleagues told me that his role is to make sure that every trading system within the investment bank delivers...

Sell-Side Technology | Feature | Buy-Side Operations | 22 Oct 2007

Turning Back the Clock

Now that we are in the midst of autumn, it is just a matter of a few short weeks before we in the U.S. turn back the clocks by an hour as we leave Daylight Saving Time and get that extra hour of sleep.

Sell-Side Technology | Feature | Content Focus | 15 Oct 2007

Nasdaq's New Toy

Ever since the Nasdaq Stock Market announced the purchases it made at the Boston Stock Exchange's (BSE's) estate sale the last week, one thing that puzzles many in the industry is what Nasdaq will do with its new clearing license.

Sell-Side Technology | Feature | Exchanges | 08 Oct 2007

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