META-DATA BECOMES MAINSTREAM

Usually when a concept hits the popular press, it’s time to look for the next new thing.  For the past two weeks the term Meta-Data has been all over the news thanks to a disclosure of a National Security Agency (NSA) program to capture data about millions of telephone calls.  Not the actual phone calls, […]

NICSA IT AND BPO POST

THIS POST ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON THE NATIONAL INVESTMENT COMPANY SERVICES ASSOCIATION (NICSA) BLOG HERE.   Some numbers get your attention. When shares of the IT and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) giant, Infosys fell by 21% on a single day in April, it could have seemed an ominous sign for the firm and the outsourcing industry […]

RESPONDING TO DODD FRANK

Three years after passage Dodd-Frank is still generating controversy as evidenced by an article in this morning’s New York Times.  The current contentiousness centers on the desire of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to regulate certain overseas derivative activities of American-based banks, foreign institutions and hedge funds.  According to the Times the regulations would […]

IMBUING NUMBERS WITH MEANING

n his recent book, The Signal and the Noise:  Why So Many Predictions Fail – but Some Don’t , Nate Silver offers this warning: “Data-driven predictions can succeed- and they can fail.  It is when we deny our role in the process that the odds of failure rise.”  I was prompted to locate this quote […]

OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Hydrakos Consulting LLC is now open for business. Hydrakos Consulting is a boutique consulting services firm with a global perspective providing advice and expertise to financial services companies on technology, outsourcing and offshore vendor management. Offshore firms looking to understand the requirements of potential customers can also profit from services provided by Hydrakos Consulting. Hydrakos Consulting partners with […]