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SunGard Financial Systems

With annual revenue of $5 billion, SunGard is a global leader in software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education and the public sector. SunGard also helps information-dependent enterprises of all types to ensure the continuity of their business. SunGard serves more than 25,000 customers in more than 50 countries, including the world's 50 largest financial services companies.

Our Website: http://www.sungard.com/financialsystems.aspx


Latest Content From SunGard Financial Systems

Whitepaper: Security In The Cloud

by SunGard Financial SystemsJan 01, 2012

Cloud computing is being rapidly embraced across all industries. Terms like "software as a service" (SaaS, "infrastructure as a service" (IaaS), and "platform as a service" (PaaS) are already a standard part of IT vocabulary.

But this massive shift from local hardware to web-based resources is not risk - and hazard - free. Concerns about security are running high. Questions such as the following touch on the very core of business success and resiliency:

� Is my data safe?

� Will my applications be available when I need them?

� Can my system be compromised? How do I control and manage access?

� Will I be in compliance with federal regulations?

Migrating to the cloud must not be done until these and other key security questions have been satisfactorily answered.


Whitepaper: Enterprise Cloud Services (Canada): More than just Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

by SunGard Financial SystemsJan 01, 2012

When you sign on with fully managed Enterprise Cloud Services, SunGard assumes responsibility for the security and availability of the compute, network, and storage resources of your cloud infrastructure, and ensures your workloads are not impacted by other customer workloads.

SunGard specialists proactively monitor, patch, and perform trouble resolution for your cloud infrastructure. The SunGard cloud easily interconnects with your SunGard-hosted physical environments for a hybrid solution. And you have the flexibility to migrate specific application environments to the cloud while retaining others in-house.


Whitepaper: Building a Better Cloud

by SunGard Financial SystemsJan 01, 2012

In today's high stakes and cost-conscious environment, developing the right cloud strategy and infrastructure is critical. In the end, it?s essential to rely on an industry leading service provider with a track record of success and financial stability; tap into technology solutions that provide high availability and flexibility; and fashion a service level agreement that reduces risk and maximizes opportunity.

Organizations that develop a cohesive strategy for cloud computing put IT resources to work more efficiently while simplifying their IT infrastructure. They're poised for far greater success and improved ROI.


Whitepaper: Cloud Computing: Resiliency is the Key to Success

by SunGard Financial SystemsJan 01, 2012

We are now on the cusp of a significant evolution in information technology, one which has the potential to completely change how organizational IT is provisioned, managed and protected.

Welcome to cloud computing.

This white paper will briefly explain what cloud computing is, review the facts which underlie the hyperbole, and will consider both the benefits and challenges that it brings to organizations.


Whitepaper: The Transformative Benefits of Cloud Computing

by SunGard Financial SystemsJan 01, 2012

Over the past year, cloud computing underwent a wave of increasing awareness and adoption as many organizations became convinced it can securely and effectively meet the demand for improved IT efficiency. Read this whitepaper to learn about the transformative benefits.


Whitepaper: SunGard Valdi

by SunGard Financial SystemsApr 19, 2010

SunGard recently commissioned a study on the evolving role of the buy-side trader in today�s dynamic economic environment, identifying challenges faced by traders today as well as those that must be anticipated tomorrow. Based on their findings, SunGard concluded that choosing the right strategic technology partner while embracing new solutions is essential to tackling these challenges. SunGard�s Valdi helps firms trade multiple asset classes and source new liquidity for growth while managing costs. Valdi provides equities, futures, fixed income and options traders with multi-asset, front-to-back trading and risk management solutions on 110 markets worldwide.


Whitepaper: The Evolving Role of The Buy-Side Trader

by SunGard Financial SystemsApr 19, 2010

SunGard recently commissioned a study on the evolving role of the buy-side trader in today�s dynamic economic environment, identifying challenges faced by traders today as well as those that need to be anticipated tomorrow. Based on their findings, SunGard concluded that choosing the right strategic technology partner while embracing new solutions is essential to tackling these challenges. SunGard�s Valdi helps firms trade multiple asset classes and source new liquidity for growth while managing costs. Valdi provides equities, futures, fixed income and options traders with multi-asset, front-to-back trading and risk management solutions on 110 markets worldwide.


Whitepaper: Addressing End-to-End Risks And Inefficiencies In OTC Derivatives

by SunGard Financial SystemsFeb 01, 2010

The over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives industry is in flux as regulators and other industry participants try to create a market structure that reduces the systemic risks associated with this product. The changes will be manifested in many ways, affecting such broad areas as liquidity and balance sheet management, but also lines of business and individual functions, particularly as these pertain to technology and operations. Missing from the current OTC derivatives life cycle of trading and processing are two key attributes: transparency and efficiency. In describing the OTC markets, the United Kingdom's Financial Services Authority stated recently that "measures designed to improve the transparency of these markets . . . can deliver a range of efficiency and risk benefits and should be a key objective of the proposed financial reforms." Technology and operations will also be a major factor in improving risk management in the OTC derivatives markets. In its role setting protocols and defining best practices in the business, ISDA (the International Swaps and Derivatives Association), influences how operations are configured and technology is applied, and will thus have a meaningful impact on firms� efforts to manage risks. This impact will be felt in the area of operational risk -- the risk of loss from a lack of, or a failure to comply with, robust processes and procedures. Operational risk is an acute problem for OTC derivatives firms because of the manual nature of trading and post-trade processing.


Whitepaper: The Business Case for ASP

by SunGard Financial SystemsOct 01, 2008

Over the past several years, the investment management industry has revealed its appreciation for the increasingly sophisticated and secure solutions offered by leading application service providers (ASPs). Within some of the industry's largest asset management firms and third party administrators, the ASP model for investment accounting and portfolio management systems has proven itself many times over - currently processing trillions in assets and gaining increased adoption with each passing year. An alternative to costlier installed platforms or complete business-process outsourcing packages, ASP's hosted model gives companies access to top-flight software applications that facilitate such integral processes as trading, portfolio management, compliance, performance measurement attribution, investment accounting and transfer agency, while also offering complete hardware/software maintenance, support and disaster recovery-all without compromising a company's need for control. Today's leading ASP providers have the scale necessary to stay on top of cutting-edge solutions. This means ASP clients can benefit from many current IT initiatives ranging, from data mirroring and replication, to disk-to-disk backups and virtualization, all utilizing Internet bandwidth. It also means that technology providers can deliver new technology and functionality to their ASP clients faster than to their installed clients by leveraging their ASP infrastructure.


Whitepaper: Accelerating .NET Development

by SunGard Financial SystemsJan 01, 2008

The aim of this paper published by SunGard is to present a guide to framework development and how to implement effective use of a development framework using Enterprise Templates technology available in Visual Studio .NET. EnFORM?s .NET Architecture or templates for development represent over 2000 hours of development work and can jump start any development or migration project.