Five years may seem a while away, but what about 100 days? That's how long investment banks and exchanges have to make their final preparations for the EU's Markets in Financial Instruments Directive. But only half are feeling confident about meeting the 1 November deadline.
Three must-read articles on Computerworld UK this week:
IT contractors in engineering up 60% in 12 months
Resolution outsourcing deal with Capita 'unaffected'
Contract will see 1,400 Philips staff move to Infosys
Lorenzo system will pass to key health service contractor in iSoft carve-up
Employee search times already coming down, claims insurer
But no confirmed price tag on 10-year deal
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"I think it is fair for the EU to place boundaries around what a company may do with private data. In France, for example, we follow the very strict privacy law that prevents us from storing any personal information that can be traced back to the individual."
Digging deeper: Security
Problem emails undetected by spam filters
Claims based on counting 'days of risk'
Tool kit costs £500 and comes with instruction manual.
Pump-and-dump scams take on a new form
Digging deeper: MiFID
Finance firms still lag in MiFID preparation
Firms fail to take a clear approach to governance, risk and compliance
Less than five months to go...
Digging deeper: Offshoring
Reports of the demise of IT jobs due to offshoring are premature
In the world of offshoring, Pakistan doesn't get much attention
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