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Hedge IT Best of 2010: See what you missed!

By Mary Beth Hamilton | Thursday, December 30th, 2010

With 2011 just a few days away (1.5 to be exact), we thought it would be the ideal time to recap our most popular Hedge IT blog posts of 2010. happy new yearWe launched Hedge IT in April of 2010 to great fanfare (at least internally) and hope we haven’t disappointed you over the last nine months.

As we go into 2011, we’ll continue to publish new timely content every Tuesday and Thursday to keep you informed of the latest developments in hedge fund technology, operations and best practices. In 2011, you can look forward to seeing more video incorporated into our blog – we like to keep things interesting!

Without further ado, here is a rundown of our most popular 2010 blog posts. Not surprisingly cloud computing, regulations and hedge fund marketing top the list.

1.  Hosted Business Applications: What Hedge Funds Must Consider
This article outlines the key considerations firms should look at before turning their businesses over to free or low-cost hosted services such as those offered by Google or Amazon.

2.  Financial Reform Bill: Impact on Hedge Funds, Private Equity
Hedge fund regulation was the topic du jour in 2010 and remains a big consideration as the registration deadline approaches. This article provides a recap of resources and guidance on how a fund can start to prepare for registration.

3.  Tips to Attract Hedge Fund Investors: Marketing, Communications and CRM
Leveraging the guidance of experts from BK Communications and HedgeCo Networks as well as our very own Bob Guilbert we crafted this article on the top tips to attract hedge fund investors.

4.  What's the Difference between Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery?
Business continuity plans and disaster recovery systems are now essential components of any hedge fund’s operations, yet the terms are often interchanged so we thought it would be worthwhile to clearly define the differences. That’s just what this article does.

5.  Refresher on Data Center Tiers
Following the educational theme of our DR versus BCP article, this article provided a refresher on data center tiers. We know from experience that people in the technology industry too often assume everyone knows the difference between Tier II and Tier III data centers. NEWS FLASH: They don’t! So our article clearly defines each tier.

6.  Managing Hedge Fund Counterparties and Budgeting: Hedge Fund Operations Part II
This was the second, and more popular, article in a two part series on hedge fund operations. Apparently managing counterparties and budgeting is a challenge faced by a large number of hedge funds.

7.  Hedge Fund Operational Due Diligence: What Managers Need to Know
We’ll end by highlighting one of our more recent blog posts. This article looks at hedge fund due diligence. We’ve done a number of events and educational articles on this topic recently and expect it to remain a key theme for 2011. Read on to hear how things have changed and what you can expect moving forward.

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading Hedge IT as much as we’ve enjoyed writing it. We look forward to sharing more information with you in 2011.

Until then, Happy New Year!

 Image credit: Duane Schoon


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