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2011 Blog Recap: The Best in Hedge Fund Technology from Hedge IT!

By Kaleigh Alessandro | Thursday, December 29th, 2011

As 2011 comes to a close this week, we thought we’d share some of our favorite (and most popular!) blog posts from the Hedge IT stream. As expected, topics such as cloud computing, Dodd-Frank and technology outsourcing were popular among our readers.

We expect these trends to continue to permeate the blog through 2012, and we’ll continue to expand our reach by bringing you relevant and interesting content to read (and watch) come next year. If you have suggestions or feedback on the Hedge IT blog, please feel free to contact us.

Alas, here are our most popular hedge fund technology blog posts from 2011:

Dodd-Frank IT Implications for Hedge Funds: Disaster Recovery, Archiving

We provided a snapshot of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act as it relates to hedge fund technology, notably system safeguards and record keeping. Non-exempt firms must comply by March 30, 2012.

State of the Hedge Fund Industry in 2011

Following a panel seminar we hosted in New York, we outlined the key market trends for 2011 in the hedge fund industry, including new fund launches, regulations and cloud computing. Presentation included!

Top Questions to Ask a Cloud Services Provider

One of the most popular topics on Hedge IT is cloud computing, and this article breaks down our own Bob Guilbert’s top ten questions to ask a cloud services provider during the evaluation process.

Trends in Hedge Fund Technology Outsourcing

In accordance with the release of our newest guidebook, A Guide to Technology Outsourcing for Hedge Funds, we provided an overview of the key trends in technology outsourcing, including cloud computing, outsourced staffing and colocation services.

We’ve Got MORE Questions: RFP Questions on Business and Data Protection

Our most popular blog article in 2011 on the topic of business resiliency was this one, which outlines sample RFP (Request for Proposal) questions relative to disaster recovery, BCP, security, backup and more.

Hard Drive Shortage in Thailand Affecting Supply Chain for Resellers, Consumers

One of the biggest technology stories in late 2011 was (and still is) the hard drive disk shortage that transpired in the aftermath of flooding in Thailand. Read more about the situation and how it could continue to affect the technology industry in 2012.

Eze Castle Speaks: What We’re Thankful For (Video!)

A personal favorite of mine, we asked our Boston employees what they were thankful for this year. Watch our video to find out!

On behalf of everyone at Eze Castle Integration, we wish you a safe and happy New Year! See you in 2012!


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