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The evolving structure of the FX market

By: Ralph Achkar - 19 Dec 2014

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The Colt Capital Markets team has attended a number of industry events in the last couple of months, the last being FX Week Europe.  The recurring themes of low trading volumes, stuttering volatility and increased regulatory scrutiny could lead to a pessimistic view of a market in a state of decline.  Instead I think we are [...] Read more

Are you equipped for the digital age?

By: Colt Technology Services - 19 Dec 2014

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The digital economy is affecting organisations across all industries, creating a need for companies to rethink how they serve customers. But what does this mean for your business? Are you equipped to evolve and make the necessary changes in the digital age? Our new technology health checker will help your business understand the level of tech [...] Read more

Addressing the Tech Deficit

By: Colt Technology Services - 17 Dec 2014

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The digital economy is transforming the landscape in which businesses operate. Research indicates that 72% of European businesses are currently facing a tech deficit, whilst 20% have no strategy in place to address it. Increasingly, customer demand is pushing businesses to the limits of their infrastructure and without making the necessary changes, those businesses face an [...] Read more

Data Centre with an Operational Excellence Difference

By: Alistair Farndale - 17 Dec 2014

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The data centre industry and colocation market is a competitive – sometimes commoditised – one, where countless vendors shout about themselves to see who can be heard loudest. So in a market where customers have such choice, it can be hard to differentiate fact from fiction and the reality from the marketing spin. Perhaps this is [...] Read more

The false economy of legacy

By: Hugh Cumberland - 12 Dec 2014

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It is increasingly apparent that the longer-term viability and profitability of any financial institution depends on ending its reliance on legacy technology – IT systems that have been in place for decades and are no longer fit for the much changed business purpose. Extensive merger and acquisition activity in the industry has contributed to technological deficiencies, [...] Read more

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