Technology

Tue Jun 1, 2004


Getting the right systems in place


Well planned and managed technology can boost your business, says James J Oliver, managing director, Principle One

Technology underlies many functions critical to the successful operation of your hedge fund. You should consider four broad areas in planning technology investment and operation. Each category will affect your systems' ongoing operations in terms of reliability, functionality and cost.

Space

Building selection determines what type and quality of facilities will be available to your new office. Consider the telecom carriers available in the building, available power and telecom redundancy and the provision of a raised floor to accommodate cabling. As a rule of thumb, a building that has major securities houses as tenants has a high likelihood of meeting your needs.

Structured cabling is the physical network that connects your computers, phones and market data together inside your office. It should be part of the general office fit out, as changes afterwards are...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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