Following the popularity of last week’s post on Microsoft’s release of Windows 10, we thought we would help users try it out for themselves. Below is a 10-step guide to setting up the technical preview.
What You Will Need:
(Assuming you’re already running Win 7 or 8 64-bit already)
- Some virtualization software – I’m using VMWare Player or you could try Oracle VM VirtualBox, both are free.
Windows 10 is coming later this year and Microsoft have been giving users an early look via their Technical Preview. These are starting to get a lot more stable and interesting, as the latest release includes the first glimpse at Project Spartan, the browser set to replace Internet Explorer. Below is a quick look at what users can expect from Microsoft’s latest offering.
Cybersecurity quickly became the primary focus of conversation at a recent dinner with a bunch of old financial sector IT friends. It is certainly the topic du jour but the level of interest was fascinating.
When it comes to fundraising, experienced managers know that there is only one thing more important than having a great IT platform; that’s having a great IT platform that institutional investors see as the industry benchmark.
That said, many hedge fund startups don’t realise the importance of securing the right technology partner.
Agreeing an appropriate password policy is one of the most basic security steps when delivering hedge fund IT.
BATS announced closing the Hotspot acquisition on Friday, and by all appearances are going about it with typical no-nonsense efficiency. Having known Joe Ratterman from our days back at Bridge together around the turn of the millennium and a number of other stand-up guys over there, I’m personally quite happy to see their continued success - and anything but surprised.
Scaling a company globally, with increasingly complex operations and a rapidly expanding customer base, is one of the most difficult challenges a management team can face. To this end, it’s the firms that continue to deliver for customers while scaling-up that set themselves apart and become world-beaters.
Many of our customers are aware that we run a daily operations call for an hour from 9am ET to 10am ET every morning. It is not unusual for 50 or more people to be on the call, albeit many of them are on mute.
When I first joined Options in late 2012, I was in awe of the company’s capabilities. In Wombat, we had run a partially cloud-based infrastructure, facilitating a global 24x7 development organisation with all the key data and services running from one data centre in Belfast. Having come from this background, I then found myself in the steering group for the global desktop management and support solution for NYSE Euronext.
The term ‘bug’ has firmly entered our everyday lexicon. No doubt driven by the mainstream press coverage of the Millennium Bug and the more recent Heartbleed, Shellshock and Ghost. Indeed, I recently overheard an elderly couple on the tube discussing Ghost only hours after it was officially announced. Read more