Automation

Citibank moves key apps to the Cloud

Citibank moves key apps to the Cloud

Financial firms have been slow in embracing the Cloud, a technology that makes use of remote computing delivered either through the internet (public Cloud) or via private servers (private Cloud). They were wary of exposing customer’s sensitive financial information to third parties. But guidance issued by regulators such as the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)… »

Shalini Chaudhari, Accenture

Machine learning and QA: using data to super-charge testing

Artificial intelligence - the term that loosely applies to a range of technologies that mirror human cognitive functions - could be a valuable tool for quality assurance. But if AI is going to lead to a paradigm shift in the way software is tested, that shift is still some time away, according to Andreas Golze,… »

“Mini-Robots” lead the way to non-functional testing at Tradition

“Mini-Robots” lead the way to non-functional testing at Tradition

Tradition is one of the world’s leading inter-dealer brokers, operating in the most complex financial markets, including interest rate and equity derivatives, FX and energy markets. While Tradition has built fully automated broking systems, such as its ParFX Platform, it also employs around 2,000 voice brokers in different locations around the world. So Tradition’s software… »

Three predictions for 2017 — with best wishes — from QA Financial

Three predictions for 2017 — with best wishes — from QA Financial

"Prediction is very difficult, especially if it is about the future," said Niels Bohr, the Danish physicist. Predictions are, however, a journalistic tradition at this time of year, and it we feel it's our duty to do our best to summarise what we believe 2017 will hold for our readers. We've settled on three. 1 - Automation will… »

Video interview: Kaushik Sen, First Rate

Video interview: Kaushik Sen, First Rate

Automation is now a necessity for testing, explains Kaushik Sen, Head of QA at Forex specialist First Rate. Sen came in from the insurance industry to oversee the online platform’s transition from waterfall to agile. From the creation of the business case for automated testing, through to delivery of automated testing for First Rate’s upgraded… »

Video interview: Jason Anders, technology director at Fannie Mae

Video interview: Jason Anders, technology director at Fannie Mae

Speaking at the QA Financial Forum New York on November 29th, Fannie Mae Technology Director Jason Anders explained how and why the US government-sponsored mortgage securitisation agency created a centralised test data management team. In this brief video interview recorded at the Forum, Anders explains how centralising data delivery speeds up the test cycle. Anders… »

Banks Listen in on Phone Calls to Discover the Best Traders

London-based Amplify Trading Ltd., which provides training services to banks and asset managers including HSBC Holdings Plc and Invesco Ltd., is introducing voice analysis technology aimed at identifying behavior associated with a successful career as a trader. How traders interact, and what they say, has continued to make headlines. European Union antitrust regulators fined a… »

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DevOps and continuous delivery: How much is hype versus reality?

The topics of DevOps and continuous app delivery have made it onto the agenda at SIBOS, organised by Swift, the bank payments consortium and by some measures the leading financial technology conference in the world. Reflecting the wariness banks hold for new technologies, the panel QA Financial was asked to chair at SIBOS was titled:… »

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