Modelling the Product Hierarchy is critical as technology advances in response to evolving compliance requirements in Financial Services. Therefore I have updated if not reconstructed this page in response to the discussion it prompted. I intially developed this set of references 'to order' when working with IPL on
In my initial version of this blog / web-page; this is all I had to say;-
" Below a set of references, typically 'asymptotix-eclectic' which provide a roundup of captured and developed IP in this space to date. "make your Life easy"! There is no need to re-invent the wheel, IBM and SAP have been thinking about it for decades "
Below the (NEW, Feb 2012-version) reconstruction and update of asymptotix material on modelling the Product Hierarchy in Financial Services
“you can't have a product without a customer”
a discussion of european issues of data quality & reliability
& a sketch of a roadmap to address such
The European Commission is not interested in the best interests of Greece or Greeks. So long as Barrosso and VanRompuy spin and spin and have Sarko and Merkel onside then the European Commission can serve its own interests entirely.
The problem, right now, is that Sarko & Merkel alongside Obama and Cameron have an Economic Nightmare on their hands, their private sector economies are flatlining. Dying on the Operating Table. Isn’t it strange sometimes when you meet a senior Brussels official: they don’t seem to really know there is a serious recession outside Schuman?
THE CHALLENGE FOR BANKING LINE MANAGEMENT
In a recent blog post, which has been very popular I must say, I went off on one of my "wax lyrical" rants about the sorry predicament of line management in banking today. If I refer my own twitter feed I must be one of the few people worldwide to offer a scrap of sympathy to that beleaguered community but fear not chaps I am on your side (if you want!?). My blog post on banking line management is here;-
Today’s economic environment is driving many enterprise IT organizations to
consolidate, that is, to reduce the numbers of vendors of different technologies and to
reduce the resources used by those technologies within their data centers. Consolidation
means different things at different levels: it can be reducing the number of physical
servers to run a given workload; it can be combining multiple data stores into a single
larger storage facility; it can be the replacement of multiple applications of redundant
functionality with a single all-encompassing solution. We look here at the opportunity for
consolidation of middleware—Java application servers and related technologies.
Consolidating or reducing the number of vendors of a given technology can significantly
improve efficiency by streamlining operations. For example, if an IT shop has more than
one type of application server, each will have its own update schedule, patching
procedures, and management practices. Consolidating to a single application server will
bring simplification and economies of scale to each of these activities.
Posted on March 16, 2009 - 12:29 by Dries Buytaert. Last year, I wrote a blog post title Drupal, the semantic web and search that outlined how search engines like Google and Yahoo! are getting increasingly hungry for structured data. It is no surprise, because if they could built a global, vertical search engine that, say, searches all products online, or one that searches all job applications online, they could disintermediate many existing companies.