Global Science & Technology
The financial services domain is a challenging one for technology. It is a domain where high data volumes and rapid data processing are combined with stringent security and confidentially requirements. It is a domain that is highly regulated with detailed national and international requirements on where data can be stored, how and what data can be shared, and what audit data must be collected. It must also be possible to recreate (or back-test) any previous financial decisions. Financial applications are particularly suited to cloud-based experimentation and are increasingly developed on service-centric infrastructures.