Barclays Global Learns To Share


by Alan Bright

Barclays Global Investors needed a way to share and coordinate all of its data across the firm. The solution: a global data architecture.

When Paul Stevens joined Barclays Global Investors (BGI) as CIO in October 1999, its business units were split across geographic lines. Those businesses used multiple interfaces to request the same data. Not only were the interfaces expensive to build and maintain, but "the inability to re-use the information was really holding us back," says

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