By Robin Farnan, Managing Director, BT Financial Technology Services
Every now and then, a piece of technology comes along that revolutionises the way we think or act or behave. Take the smartphone, in just two years its penetration has risen from less than 30% to over 60% in the UK. That one small device in your pocket gives you access to a world of apps, video communication, instant message, social media, all at the touch of a button or a swipe of a screen. Indeed, I often wonder what I did before they came along!
Gesture-based user interfaces and easy-to-use communication and collaboration services are making their way onto the trading floor. This is a complex environment where traders need to be able to communicate easily and effectively in real-time, and make fast and well-informed decisions. They also need to be in control of complicated trading strategies and demanding client relationships. [Read more...]