The problem confronting quant money managers — and banks rushing to revamp and build their technological capabilities — is that the financial industry is less attractive than Silicon Valley’s biggest companies or hottest upstarts, especially in recent years. (Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

Hedge funds and asset managers are scrambling to poach talent from Silicon Valley and attract computer scientists fresh from college to capitalise on(...)

Praveen Madire: “There are other testing companies out there, but none of them have a smart platform like TOD”
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Just as writers need editors, software developers need testers to ensure their applications are bug-free and work as they should. This applies whether(...)

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Kingspan shares increased nearly 5% to €23.35 on the back of positive quarterly numbers and a full-year profit forecast of €250m

World equity indexes fell and oil prices weakened on yesterday as disappointing trade data in China stoked further concerns over weakening global grow(...)

The digital technologies that are changing the economics and practices of traditional business – cloud computing, mobile devices, advanced data analysis and artificial intelligence – are better, cheaper and more widely available. Photograph: Stephanie Keith/Bloomberg

It is the time of year when the big technology research shops gaze into the near future to identify trends that will have the most impact on the tech (...)

Diageo will reportedly this week reaffirm its commitment to Guinness.

Almost 30,000 landlords, according to the Sunday Business Post, are being pursued by the rental standards watchdog for failing to register their tena(...)

 US secretary of commerce Penny Pritzker has said a new transatlantic data-sharing agreement is within reach after the “Safe Harbour” deal used by thousands of companies to comply with EU privacy law was struck down. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA.

A new transatlantic data-sharing agreement is within reach after the “Safe Harbour” deal used by thousands of companies to comply with EU privacy law(...)

Mark Hurd, one of two chief executives at Oracle (with Safra Catz), was bullish about the future to the press,  saying:  “Our revenue rate is increasing as we get bigger.”    Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

‘Is there anything left?” A question posed by a journalist to an Oracle executive this week during a briefing at Oracle’s annual OpenWorld conference (...)

News of the SEC investigation came a week after the company posted lacklustre quarterly results and cut its 2015 profit forecast.

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating how IBM recognised revenue for certain deals in the US, Britain and Ireland, the comp(...)

Attendees at Oracle’s annual OpenWorld conference in San Francisco wearing event rucksacks.

Intel and Oracle are to partner to offer enhanced cloud-based data centre technologies and hardware, the companies announced in the opening keynote Su(...)