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Trading Systems: A Hybrid Cloud-Colo Approach

The financial services industry has traditionally had a reputation for acting cautiously — keeping risks to a minimum. Over the past decade, though, competition across industries has forced FS companies to become more nimble, more aggressive. One of the most important moves many companies have made has been to embrace cloud computing.

War of the Clouds: An Inside Look at How Google, Microsoft, IBM & Oracle Are Chipping Away at AWS

On the morning of February 28, 2017, Amazon Web Services (AWS) experienced an outage in the US-EAST-1 Region among systems relying on its Simple Storage Service (S3) cloud offering. The event wreaked havoc on thousands of websites. The cause? A fat-finger mistake by a human in a line of code that took more servers offline than desired.

Make Your Move: These 8 Chicago Tech Companies are Hiring Now

Life’s too short to be bored. If your current job leaves you sitting at your desk waiting for 5 p.m. to roll around, it’s time to look for something new. Fortunately, Chicago has no shortage of exciting tech companies offering opportunities to be part of something big. We put together a list of eight companies to help get you started on your search, — and they’re all hiring in a big way.

New Quant Tools Democratize World of High Finance

There is a revolution taking place in quantitative finance. The average person, those without advanced degrees from University of Chicago, Harvard, MIT or London School of Economics, but those who might have unique market insight, is being given opportunity previously reserved for the PhD class. There is a key to success when a new breed of “quant” comes to play in what is a Darwinian market place: the formulas must work or the quant will parish. Making this opportunity possible is an increasing array of quant-driven and algorithm tools and platforms that democratize the cult of high finance.