Archive | Cloud in Financial Services

Featured Guest Blog: Cloud First, Faster

Businesses are openly embracing the Cloud in 2017. As previously noted in Tom Pfister’s Cloud First post to this blog, businesses are adopting cloud technologies more than ever before. However, many business people are finding the contracting process for adopting cloud services is slower and more complicated than buying installed software. Why are cloud services […]

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Cloud First

Over the past 18 months at Confluence, we’ve seen a dramatic shift in our clients’ readiness and willingness to adopt cloud technologies, especially those delivered by external providers. We no longer ask “if” organizations are moving to the Cloud, but rather how quickly is the procurement process maturing to support the business, technology, and operational […]

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When Good Intentions Go Bad – Regulators and Cloud

Regulators are often, to quote one of my old bosses when referring to his boss, unencumbered by reality. Their detachment from the practical application of their ideas has been especially apparent in the past few years as Dodd Frank and other post-crisis regulations have come into effect. Just look at what happened with Money Market […]

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New Cloud Features Reduce TCO While Improving User Experience

Over the past few weeks Microsoft announced two significant improvements to their cloud computing platform, Windows Azure, that lower the cost of running a software system while allowing for increased responsiveness during increased load.  These improvements are called “Per Minute Billing” and “Automatic Scaling”.  Companies who use Azure or solutions built on Azure will be […]

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