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Start-ups challenge big banks' technology

Start-ups challenge big banks' technology | My Scoop - Technology and Team | Scoop.it
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More press looking at the shift in power from large institutions to innovative young businesses. 

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Finance firms to increase tech spending in 2014 - bobsguide.com

Finance firms to increase tech spending in 2014 - bobsguide.com | My Scoop - Technology and Team | Scoop.it
The next 12 months will see financial services firms increase their investment in trading technology in order to drive business growth and manage the market and regulatory challenges that 2014 will throw at them, claims a study conducted by IPC...
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Additional echoes foreseeing that 2014 will be a year of growth following confidence in investment. 

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London start-ups: beyond the ‘Silicon Roundabout’ - FT.com

London start-ups: beyond the ‘Silicon Roundabout’ - FT.com | My Scoop - Technology and Team | Scoop.it

FT article looking at the increased value of silicon roundabout and what the Tech Start-ups are doing next. 

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For those innovative FinTech start-ups looking at location for their expansion, this article is worth a read to see the comments from other businesses in the same situation. 

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Talent in the 21st Century

Harrington Starr networking breakfast and panel discussions: Talent in the 21st Century, October 22nd 2013.
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Revolutionary networking events for the business leaders in Financial Services and Commodities Technology

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How Important is Open Source Development to a Great Career as a Software Developer? | Harrington Starr

How Important is Open Source Development to a Great Career as a Software Developer? | Harrington Starr | My Scoop - Technology and Team | Scoop.it

Examination into the impact that open source development experience has on your career

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What do you think your current and future employers think about contributors to open source technologies? 

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Russian telco links Europe to Asia with high-speed fibre » Banking Technology

Russian telco links Europe to Asia with high-speed fibre » Banking Technology | My Scoop - Technology and Team | Scoop.it

High speed connection linking Europe with Asia

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Summary of the new Euro-Asia high speed connection. 

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Talent in the 21st Century | Harrington Starr

Talent in the 21st Century | Harrington Starr | My Scoop - Technology and Team | Scoop.it

An open panel forum discussion with a line up of stella guests from the forthfront of business consultancy and streamlining to achieve elite team performance

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Great list of delegates from across the Financial Services Technology space, from CTO/CEO, Heads of Departments and Team Lead's - unique opportunity to be part of the market concensus on the views of growing and retaining a world class team 

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Low Latency - The Race to Zero | Harrington Starr

Low Latency - The Race to Zero | Harrington Starr | My Scoop - Technology and Team | Scoop.it

Arbitrage trading - if speed is paramount, can there be only one beneficiary? This article touches upon time saving tools from software to hardware and hard core physics. 

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I'm a huge fan of the financial arms war in speed, interesting read with content taking from renowned public information sources. What else is there to save time in arbitrage trading? 

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London Stock Exchange prepares millimetre wave trading link » Banking Technology

London Stock Exchange prepares millimetre wave trading link » Banking Technology | My Scoop - Technology and Team | Scoop.it

LSE are planning to role out a new millimetre wave wireless connection for arbitrage trading

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More news around the race for ultra fast trading 

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Java vs. C++ for High Performance Systems

Java vs. C++ for High Performance Systems | My Scoop - Technology and Team | Scoop.it

Interesting blog exploring the myths and facts regarding why companies choose Java or C++ for their software projects.


Via Toby Babb - 0203 00 22 850
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An article with strong analysis on the viewpoints of experienced technologist in an ongoing topic of Java vs C++

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Toby Babb - 0203 00 22 850's curator insight, September 25, 2013 10:15 AM

Really interesting article on software religion. Which side do you fall?

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NYSE Connect iPad App Version 2.0 | Algorithmic Trading Opinions & Financial Insight | Automated Trader

NYSE Connect iPad App Version 2.0 | Algorithmic Trading Opinions & Financial Insight | Automated Trader | My Scoop - Technology and Team | Scoop.it
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Trading on the go - brokerages and exchanges are beefing up their trading applications for mobile and hand held devices. 

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BCS opens low-latency London to Moscow link » Banking Technology

BCS opens low-latency London to Moscow link » Banking Technology | My Scoop - Technology and Team | Scoop.it

Russia’s BCS Prime Brokerage has launched an ultra-low latency data line between London and Moscow which it claims is the fastest trading connection yet built between the two cities.

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Low Latency trading now has a "ultra-low latency" connection to Russia, the race continues. 

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Mapping out London's Financial Tech sector - Tech City News

Mapping out London's Financial Tech sector - Tech City News | My Scoop - Technology and Team | Scoop.it

By some measures up to $3.2bn has already been invested in financial technology in London, making it one of our key emerging sectors.

Ian Dowson has analysed 374 companies worldwide and mapped out what he calls the UK’s Fintech Strategic Wheel. In his first column he assesses the current state of Fintech in London.

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Arcticle looking at London's changing landscape of FinTech across the sectors

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Melissa St Hill's curator insight, August 15, 2013 3:16 AM

This is a handy little article illustrating how the FST scene is strategically changing and growing...

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Key takeaways from Goldman, JPM, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche, BofA and Citi’s results on hiring and pay for 2014

Key takeaways from Goldman, JPM, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche, BofA and Citi’s results on hiring and pay for 2014 | My Scoop - Technology and Team | Scoop.it
This is what you need to know about the strategies at leading US investment banks (and Deutsche Bank) after they reported their fourth quarter results last week.
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eFinancial Careers reports on Goldmans, JPM, Morgan Stanley, DB, BofA & Citi's Hiring/pay stance for 2014

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▶ Be World Class networking breakfast - YouTube

Simon Hartley discusses his book Be World Class at Harrington Starr's fifth networking breakfast. The Windsor Hotel London, December 2013.
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Thought leadership from Simon Hartley, great event to be a part of from the networking aspects as well as some key, bitesize chunks that are easy to implement into your work and life. 

Looking ahead to the "Leadership in the 21st Century" event on March 4th. 

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The Talent Triangle: Hiring the Right People For the Long Term | Harrington Starr

The Talent Triangle: Hiring the Right People For the Long Term | Harrington Starr | My Scoop - Technology and Team | Scoop.it

This article looks at skill progression to improve retention of staff and encourage the growth of individuals within a technology environment. 

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After analysing career growth and companies with strong rates of retention we put together this article that uses an infrastructure template for choosing your next move or choosing your next long term hire

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Top London entrepreneurs tell us what government must do to stimulate enterprise | Features | LondonlovesBusiness.com

Top London entrepreneurs tell us what government must do to stimulate enterprise | Features | LondonlovesBusiness.com | My Scoop - Technology and Team | Scoop.it
Marking the start of Global Entrepreneurship Week
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Harrington Starr in the press again this week; London Loves Business page with comments from Toby Babb on new business ventures and education.

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Creating An Outstanding Culture | Harrington Starr

Creating An Outstanding Culture | Harrington Starr | My Scoop - Technology and Team | Scoop.it

Do you hire on values or matching of skills? What happens when the business needs to change? 

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This article is a brief summary of all the recent research looking at personality fit and character values for elite performance cultures taken from thought leaders in the field; journalists, authors, ex-olypians etc. 

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The Fifth Financial Services and Commodities Technology Breakfast: Be World Class | Harrington Starr

The Fifth Financial Services and Commodities Technology Breakfast: Be World Class | Harrington Starr | My Scoop - Technology and Team | Scoop.it

Sports Pyscologist and Best selling author providing valuable and simple ways to achieve world class levels or personal performance. 

Dan Stewart's insight:

Great event today with the panel, including Simon Hartley, talking about the talent life cycle and elite performance. The key take aways from today;

a) a structure for communication and delivery of construction critism

b) identify individual motivations with the team and unite with common goal

c) continuous data efficient analysis and implementing changes without fear

 

 

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4 Soft Skills Every Developer Needs to Learn | Harrington Starr

4 Soft Skills Every Developer Needs to Learn | Harrington Starr | My Scoop - Technology and Team | Scoop.it

What are your colleagues doing/competition doing to improve their long term career? This article looks at the common themes hiring managers look for both internally and externally. 

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Why are soft skills important to a technical role? Do they make you more employable and will it improve your career satisfaction? Hopefully a thought provoking article. 

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What Programming Language Will Be On Top in 5 Years? | Harrington Starr

What Programming Language Will Be On Top in 5 Years? | Harrington Starr | My Scoop - Technology and Team | Scoop.it

What language do you think will be on top in 5 years time? Ambiguous question with differing views across the market place. 

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Article that takes information from trusted sources, looks at past trends and predictions as to what will occur in the future.

But what do you think? 

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FinTech Sector - White Papers Archives | Harrington Starr

FinTech Sector - White Papers Archives | Harrington Starr | My Scoop - Technology and Team | Scoop.it

Harrington Starr's new website has been launched with a dedicated section for financial technology industry white paper downloads. 

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Market news and reviews from the new all-singing all-dancing Harrington Starr website. 

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Cloud computing in FS: An essential guide - bobsguide.com

Cloud computing in FS: An essential guide - bobsguide.com | My Scoop - Technology and Team | Scoop.it
In this first bobsguide blogger (aka contributing editor) submission from Barclays’ CIO Andrew Witney the issue of cloud computing is addressed.
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Cloud technology in Financial Services - a guide including pro's and con's of FS solutions. 

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Harrington Starr interview on BBC London in response to Jamie Oliver's comments

Harrington Starr interview on BBC London in response to Jamie Oliver's comments | My Scoop - Technology and Team | Scoop.it

Harrington Starr respond to Jamie Oliver's claims that young British workers lack the work ethic of migrant workers.


Via Toby Babb - 0203 00 22 850, Tom @ HStarr
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Harrington Starr commeting in the national press

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Toby Babb - 0203 00 22 850's curator insight, August 29, 2013 3:18 AM

Great day with the BBC yesterday and thoroughly enjoyable to join the debate.

Scott Richardson's curator insight, August 29, 2013 3:49 AM

Harrington Starr give their take on comments made by Jamie Oliver that young Brits do not work as hard as migrant workers. Do you agree with Jamie?

Melissa St Hill's curator insight, August 29, 2013 3:51 AM

Harrington Starr on the BBC yesterday joining the debate on the lack of work ethic in British workers over migrant workers...

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Can balloons really enable HFT, or is it just hot air? » Banking Technology

Can balloons really enable HFT, or is it just hot air? » Banking Technology | My Scoop - Technology and Team | Scoop.it

As the high-frequency trading arms race continues, some firms are exploring the idea of using lighter-than-air balloons as a faster way of transmitting data.Hugh Cumberland examines whether the concept is commercially viable.

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HFT Article looking at potential alternatives to improve latency across the Atlantic

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