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