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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)… »

Sandhata Technologies becomes a DevOps consultancy

Sandhata Technologies becomes a DevOps consultancy

Sandhata Technologies, a London-based technology consultancy that previously specialised in service virtualization implementations, has expanded its focus to include DevOps transformations. As part of this shift, the firm has partnered with XebiaLabs, a DevOps tooling specialist. The company has a focus on clients in the financial sector, which include RBS, Deutsche Bank, and Bank of… »

The QA Financial expert interview: David Young, Metro Bank

The QA Financial expert interview: David Young, Metro Bank

When the UK’s Metro Bank moved its app development and testing to the Cloud, it hired Rackspace and dropped AWS, the global market leader in cloud services. David Young, Metro Bank’s CTO, explains why. Metro Bank, a UK commercial and retail bank founded in 2010, has achieved significant operational efficiencies, as well as enhanced its… »

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… »

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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:… »

Capital One's Adam Auerbach

Special Preview: The QA Financial Forum New York, November 29th

When Capital One’s co-founder and CEO Richard Fairbank launched his digital banking strategy in earnest with a $9.9 billion acquisitions of ING’s online banking business in the US back in 2009, he noted that the US had more bank branches that gas stations. While he could see the need for gas stations, he couldn’t see… »

IBM Blockchain supports testing feature

IBM has released a new testing functionality on IBM Blockchain; the service delivered via IBM’s Bluemix platform providing tools for Blockchain developers. IBM Blockchain was first launched on April 29th, and is based on the Linux Foundation's open-source Hyperledger project. Rashik Parmar, lead cloud advisor for Europe at IBM, said that IBM Blockchain allows firms… »

Round-up: Regulatory and Company News

The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) proposed revision to clock synchronisation standards for systems that trade equities or securities. Previously, clocks were required to be synchronised to the National Institute of Standards and Technology atomic clock with an accuracy of one second. The new standard requires trading systems&h... »

QA Forum launches with a focus on quality

QA Forum launches with a focus on quality

More than 100 senior quality assurance, test and IT risk management specialists attended the QA Financial Forum held in Canary Wharf on June 28th. Hosted by QA-Financial.com at Level39, London’s leading fintech accelerator and conference venue, the QA Financial Forum featured speakers from leading banks and testing firms. To start the conference, Nevin Thomson, Head… »

Software AG launches DevOps tool

Frankfurt-based technology firm Software AG has released a tool for the development, testing, integration and deployment of new software. The company said that the product, called webMethods DevOps Edition, was created to speed up app launches and help firms implementing a DevOps methodology Navdeep Sidhu, senior director of product marketing at Software AG, said that… »