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Q&A: Activ Financial's Frank Piasecki on Growth in 2010 and 2011

Activ Financial Systems had a busy year in 2010, adding customers, launching updated products and building out its internal network. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com talked to the company's president...
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Trading on Unstructured Data 101 at SXSW

SXSW - for South by Southwest - is a massive festival of music, film and web-related technology that just got going here in Austin, TX. I've been attending now for a few years for the music shows,...
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Wall Street FPGA Applies Hardware Acceleration to FIX

Well, FIX Cancel messages, to be precise. A just-released white paper from Wall Street FPGA - a company whose focus is pretty self explanatory from its name - details how Field Programmable Gate...
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Canuck Exchanges Take Solace in Data Distribution

So Toronto's TMX Group just let it be known that it's using Solace Systems' message routers to distribute its market data. That makes it the second Canadian exchange group to go public with such...
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Latency Monitoring Revs Up to Nanoseconds

"The Value of a Millisecond" - the title of a widely quoted April 2008 white paper by my esteemed industry colleague Larry Tabb - is now as obsolete a discussion as is the Renault F1 car that graced...
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Q&A: Fidessa's Justin Llewellyn-Jones on Hosting and Latency

An increasing number of execution systems vendors are now offering their products as hosted services, running them from their own data centres, and taking on the job of managing them, including...
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Precise Time – A Data Centre Utility

Endace suggests the Commission should require any of these venues that offer co-location services to make GPS timing signals available to users of the venues at a “reasonable cost”. This has already...
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Angela Merkel's Trading Platform Decision

If you think Angela Merkel had a tough time convincing the German public to bail out Greece, think what she’s facing as she prepares to tell them that their beloved Xetra trading platform is...
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Aux Temps Perdus en Fleet Street

Just because we could, we took lunch on Fleet Street yesterday. I managed to squeeze in a quick haircut at the hairdressers just across the street from the Punch Tavern, then ambled over to Lutyens,...
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Q&A: Telx's Michael Cattell on Co-Lo in Chicago, and Trading Ecospheres

With a recent expansion of its Chicago facility, Telx is continuing to make news in the hot market for co-location services. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com caught up with the company's vice...

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