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Wall Street aims to thwart a hacking nightmare

The industry-led project, called Sheltered Harbor, already is known to back up data for savings and checking accounts. But quietly, it’s wrapping in data on retail brokerage accounts at some of the nation’s largest firms, according to participants. And ultimately, the goal is to expand it to an even heftier pool of 401(k) accounts and »

Edge Testing appointed to Scottish Government Digital Procurement Contract

Edge Testing Solutions, the UK-based software testing company, has been appointed to the Scottish Government’s new Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS). The entire DPS tender has a value of up to £20 million and is intended to provide Scottish public sector organisations with a straightforward, flexible and suitable route to market for the procurement of digital »

Wipro and Tech Mahindra in the running for SEBI IT security projects

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has shortlisted 15 entities for two separate services – to identify and classify security holes in IT infrastructure and protect against security threats. To provide these services, SEBI in September had issued separate notices, inviting expression of interest. Global information technology, consulting and business process services company »

Testplant announces world’s first fusion test automation engine

Testplant, the London-based test automation vendor, has announced the release of Eggplant Functional V18.0, the first test automation engine allowing users to use intelligent image and text understanding, API automation, and WebDriver object automation all within a single test. Using Eggplant Functional, which is part of Testplant’s Digital Automation Intelligence Suite, teams can test from »

CISQ announces standard for technical debt measurement

The Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ), the Massachusetts-based body chartered to create specifications for automating the measurement of software size and structural quality, has announced that its Automated Technical Debt Measure has been approved as a software measurement standard. The standard, which has been approved by the Object Management Group (OMG), a not-for-profit technology »

As MiFID II nears, this Risk Officer is already looking forward to February

After dealing with the biggest regulatory upheaval for his industry in more than a decade, the next few weeks can’t pass quickly enough for Mark Burke, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer at Mediolanum Asset Management, a Dublin-based business managing around $45 billion for clients. Compliance officers have been pushed into the limelight as firms rush »

Buy-side vs. sell-side, the battle to embrace new technologies

The results of a survey commissioned by Excelian, Luxoft Financial Services – the financial services IT consultancy division of Luxoft, a global IT service provider – have shown that wealth and asset managers are closer to embracing new technologies than their sell-side counterparts. 87% of IT executives working for wealth and asset management firms believe »

Worst MiFID scenario? Tech glitches, “fat fingers” and lock outs

Banks and asset managers have spent years preparing for the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive as regulators try to prevent another financial crisis by boosting transparency. Some still are not ready and, with less than two weeks to go, technology and compliance staff at financial companies face working over the holiday period as they »

ING Bank Italy to add crowd-testing for launch of new loan platform

ING Bank Italy to add crowd-testing for launch of new loan platform

Bank customers are more demanding in the digital world. They want to transact business at increasing speeds, but with zero compromises on quality – and there are regulators to satisfy as well. The launch of ING Bank Italy’s new online personal loan platform is a good example of how software quality assurance teams can help »

Leadership Insight: Justin Teague, CEO, SmartBear Software

Leadership Insight: Justin Teague, CEO, SmartBear Software

At the end 2017, SmartBear Software, the Boston-based provider of software quality tools, will be wrapping up a busy year. As well as opening new APAC headquarters in Melbourne in July, the company welcomed Francisco Partners as its majority shareholders in May, who acquired its stake for a reported $410 million. The 2017 acquisition was »

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