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Go Where No Operations Department Has Gone Before – Instant Settlement

Captain/Trader Kirk is on the bridge making multiple trades in multiple asset classes with his Klingon counterparty. Spock is in the middle office, reviewing trades, and determining that they’re entirely logical, Captain. Meanwhile, with both normal and extended settlement, initial and variation margins flow in and out of the bank as if the cash was […]

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When “Buzz the Tower” Does Not Mean to Get into an F-14

Readers of a certain age will remember when Maverick, played by Tom Cruise, in Top Gun told Goose that it was time to“Buzz the Tower,” which meant the fighter pilots had to execute a low fly-by passing very close to the control tower at high speeds. The officer spilled his coffee over himself because of […]

Microsoft Teams: Current Landscape for Teams Tenant Migration

Many organizations are reaching a level of maturity with their Microsoft Teams adoption.   Mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, or even regulatory requirements can create a need for Microsoft Teams tenant consolidation or divestiture.  While the situation is changing quickly the current state of migration scenarios and tools for Teams migration between Tenants presents a number of challenges. Microsoft […]

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The New Microsoft Teams for Desktop is Here

Microsoft introduces the next chapter of Microsoft Teams Today, March 27, 2023, Microsoft announced the New Microsoft Teams desktop client. This new version of Teams promises to address customer challenges regarding ease of use, reliability, and overall performance. It will be available via Public Preview in March 2023 and generally available later this year. NOTE: […]

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Mastering Cloud Transformation for Business: Cloud Foundations

In this blog series, we’re exploring the four pillars of a successful Cloud Transformation: Program Model, Cloud Foundations, Portfolio Transformation, and Enterprise App Migration. In our first blog, we discussed the importance of a Program Model and the key elements that should be considered for successful implementation. If you haven’t already, I highly encourage you […]

Examining “Britcoin”: Will a Digital Pint Be a Digital Pound the Earth Around?

At sea level, one US liquid pint of water weighs 1.04318 pounds (16.6909 oz), which gives rise to a popular saying: “A pint’s a pound, the world around.” While the recent bank failures of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank have many US congressmen and citizens wondering about the future of cryptocurrencies, across the pond, […]

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If Only Yankee Stadium II Had Been Built With Blockchain

In the Bronx, NY in April of 1998, it was the best of times, and it was the worst of times.  The Yankees had won a World Series two seasons prior and had started their 1998 season with their young shortstop, Derek Jeter, on his way to his first All-Star game. The Yankees would win […]

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Client Remediation – Running the Program (Part 2 of 3)

In our first blog in this series, Getting Started With Client Remediation (Part 1 of 3), we discussed how to get a client remediation program started, what levels of the organization should be involved in client remediation programs, and how ultimately good things, such as lower risks, improved technology, and risk monitoring, may result from […]

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It’s Probably My Fault – Always Assume the Problem is Yours

It was 2002 when I landed what I considered to be my first real professional job. I was hired by a small advertising agency as a graphic designer, though I mainly got the offer because I also knew how to build websites. At the time, I had not created any principles and would still often […]

The Cloud Journey is a People Journey

Forbes predicts that by the end of 2023, 84% of mid-to-large companies will have adopted a multicloud strategy. IT leaders have long understood the benefits of cloud adoption and now, most enterprises are a embracing a hybrid and multicloud strategy that includes a combination of on-premises infrastructure, private cloud, and public cloud. Successfully embarking on […]

Measure Twice, Cut Once. Plan Twice, Build Once

In our first blog in this series, Blockchain: The Secret Sauce to Supply Chain Visibility, we covered why visibility is so crucial in the supply chain for all parties and gave examples of firms using distributed ledgers to help improve customer service, reduce inventory costs, provide proactive status updates, and help mitigate risk. Per our […]

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Product-Driven vs. Project-Driven: What’s the Difference?

In today’s dynamic and competitive business landscape, IT Leaders are constantly seeking ways to optimize their operations and stay ahead of the competition. One crucial decision organizations must make is choosing between a project-driven or a product-driven approach for product development. A project-driven approach prioritizes the completion of individual projects, while a product-driven approach prioritizes […]

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