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Rich Bolstridge

Rich Bolstridge

January 22, 2016 10:15 AM

What's Your Headroom?

The recent volatility in the stock market serves as a reminder to those in the brokerage world about the challenges of capacity planning during unstable equity markets. We are only 10 trading days into 2016, and the the S&P 500 index is down 8.0%. As shown in the table below, we've now had 4 days of 400+ point swings in the market.

Rich Bolstridge

Rich Bolstridge

December 23, 2015 11:11 AM

Fingerprint Banking: Will convenience overcome secur ...

"Fingerprint banking", or the ability to conduct financial transactions from your phone with your fingerprint, without the need for a username and password, has quickly become a mainstream feature in banking apps around the globe. But will this new feature convince mobile holdouts - those customers that don't trust mobile banking - to cross over? Or will it further scare them away?

Rich Bolstridge

Rich Bolstridge

November 6, 2015 3:20 PM

FinTech Landscape Comparison: U.K. vs. the U.S.

If you are a FinTech junkie like myself, you review dozens or articles each week from around the world to try to keep up with the latest hot news and hot companies in this space.  Many of the articles highlight recent startups, or report on the investments banks are making in specific companies or their own innovation centers to keep pace with this hot sector.  It's all very exciting, but

Rich Bolstridge

Rich Bolstridge

October 2, 2015 1:30 PM

Akamai and Quantum Dawn 3 - That's a Wrap!

On September 16, 2015 the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) conducted Quantum Dawn 3, the third in a series of cyber attack exercises against the capital markets industry.  Over 650 people from more than 80 firms and government agencies participated in the exercise.  And this year, for the first time, Akamai was invited to take part.

Rich Bolstridge

Rich Bolstridge

September 16, 2015 10:23 AM

Recap of "The Banker: Top 1000 World Banks 2015"

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Akamai

Akamai

August 26, 2015 3:02 PM

Financial Services Forum Expecting Greater Turnout a ...

As the new Industry Marketing Manager for Financial Services at Akamai, I am thrilled to be attending my very first Edge Customer Conference! The Edge conference will provide a great opportunity to network with like-minded professionals, nurture existing relationships, and build new ones.

Rich Bolstridge

Rich Bolstridge

August 4, 2015 11:49 AM

Quantum Dawn and the Need for Testing in Security In ...

Last night I watched an On Demand episode of The American Experience titled Blackout, which recounted the 1977 power failure in New York City and its lasting impact on city due to widespread looting and destruction. With the power completely out, the operators at Con Ed got to work restoring power using a manual that was last updated after another massive blackout - in 1965.

Rich Bolstridge

Rich Bolstridge

May 26, 2015 10:00 AM

Innovation vs. Risk & Compliance in Financial Servic ...

Innovation and investment in FinTech is seemingly all around us in financial services. Hundreds of articles in the press, and dozens of financial services conferences on digital currencies, automated investment advice, investment in innovation labs by banks, the future Internet of Things and more, lead us to believe that innovation is thriving in banking and financial services. But is it really?

Rich Bolstridge

Rich Bolstridge

April 16, 2015 9:00 AM

Akamai Showcases Client Reputation at Finovate

Last month Akamai returned to the Finovate stage in London, presenting our Client Reputation security product to a record-setting crowd of 1,250 attendees from leading financial services firms from across Europe and around the world. This marked our third time on stage at Finovate, since our first demo of Kona Site Defender at Finovate New York back in 2012.