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Issue 4 • Date July-Aug. 2003

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  • The future of cryptography: practice and theory

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):64, 62 - 63
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    Cryptography is one of the most active areas of research in computer science. It survives only where efforts to reduce computational complexity have failed, because the intractability of various problems keeps unwanted intruders at bay. Predicting its future, however, is difficult. Researchers are constantly devising new cryptosystems that are often based on new, untested intractability assumption... View full abstract»

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  • Securing a new era of financial services

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):15 - 21
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    IT advances are bringing new speed and efficiency to financial markets. The article looks at the way in which it is possible to make wireless trading via Web services a safe proposition. View full abstract»

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  • Communication lessons from IT consultancies

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):53 - 56
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    In the corporate world, IT consultancies are unique. They provide professional services to clients, like most consultants. But unlike many consultant fields, IT consultants also commonly develop the technological tools their clients need to improve their business operations. This business model allows IT consultants to flexibly redesign business processes that achieve client objectives, because th... View full abstract»

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  • Trading caches: capacity provision networks

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):30 - 36
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    If ISP pool unused cache capacity, they are able to handle more traffic at lower prices. This article introduces the capacity provision networks (CPN) concept and explains why this model of cooperation is a good match for the emerging ISP connectivity paradigm. We also discuss the architectural and economic implications of CPN and examine some potential opportunities and challenges ahead. View full abstract»

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  • Electronic trading in financial markets

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):10 - 14
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (21)
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    Technological innovations such as electronic communication networks bypass human intermediaries, increasing competition and reducing transaction costs for electronic trading in financial markets. View full abstract»

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  • An integrated toolset for developing extensible applications

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):45 - 51
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    Financial-services IT systems should feature functional extensibility - an architectural mechanism to extend a system's functional capabilities. The paper describes an architecture and toolset provide the infrastructure to build extensible applications based on a services model. View full abstract»

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  • Adoption of electronic options trading at the ISE

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):22 - 29
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    US brokerage firms have shown strong interest in a new alternative for trading of equity options since the 26 May 2000 launch of the International Securities Exchange (ISE), an all-electronic trading platform. Although the collective impact of these adoption decisions led to a successful launch and a formidable competitor to the four established options markets in the US, major brokerage firms dif... View full abstract»

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  • ERP5: a next-generation, open-source ERP architecture

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):38 - 44
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    Our architecture, ERP5, offers several advantages for small and medium-size companies. All ERP5 tools are open source, so are free and have openly available source code that a business can change to suit its processes. ERP5 incorporates, from scratch, advanced concepts such as object-oriented databases, a content management system, synchronization, variations, workflows, and a method to model and ... View full abstract»

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IT has emerged as an exciting, robust field unto itself, drawing on applications, data engineering, algorithms, system software, computer systems organization, and other contemporary computer technologies as applied to business problems.

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