Neil McGovern

Internet Of Things: Boring May Be Best

3-Dec-2013 | Neil McGovern

The Internet of Things is set to be one of the most talked about technology initiatives of 2014, and there is lots of "Wow!" factor out there about the number of devices, the way the world is going to

Internet Of Things – Standards Required

17-Oct-2013 | Neil McGovern

The human world consists of many different languages, with a few languages that are considered "lingua franca" such as English (currently the most popular), French (from where the phrase originated),

The Doctor Looking Over Your Shoulder

15-Oct-2013 | Neil McGovern

The potential for rugged sensors that can measure your temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, and blood chemistry on a continual basis has some interesting potential. We saw last year that implantab

Ready For The Legal Entity Identifier (LEI)? The Industry Thinks So

7-May-2012 | Neil McGovern

Some welcome good news for financial institutions came out in April's "Building a Data Management Foundaton" webcast. Most respondents (80%) felt that their current data management systems are in good

Dodd-Frank and Volcker Rule Off Target

17-Apr-2012 | Neil McGovern

“During the recent crisis, we had a number of powers that might have been used on too-big-to-fail institutions,” Esther George said at the Hyman P. Minsky Conference in New York on Wednesday. “B

High Frequency Trading – Still Contentious

22-Mar-2012 | Neil McGovern

TradeTech last week in New York was one of the best yet. David Leinweber started off the proceedings at the not-so-subway-accessible Javits Center, and if you haven’t seen David’s talk about his r

More Thoughts on Big Data

7-Mar-2012 | Neil McGovern

Capital markets firms are increasing motivated to mine more and more data. So a question about the spread of data caught my attention a couple of weeks ago: Would different groups within an organizati

A Chicken in Every Pot, a Car in Every Garage … Hadoop on Every Desktop?

6-Mar-2012 | Neil McGovern

Herbert Hoover aimed to win the U.S. presidency in 1928 by promising prosperity with slogans such as “a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage.” One wonders why houses had garages before c