A Greater Place to Work – Part 1

A Greater Place to Work – Part 1

Last week a couple of my friends in senior banking technology roles spoke to me about the challenges of re-shaping their organisation so that the right people are working productively in the right roles. As I’ve written before, this isn’t a question that can be...
Is this Heaven?

Is this Heaven?

Heaven, is this Heaven where we are? Where is the halo that should glow ‘round your face? And where are the wings that should grow from your shoulder blades? Show them to me The cliché of a swan gliding serenely over the water is well used as a metaphor for endeavours...
The Heartbleed Effect

The Heartbleed Effect

When I first had the idea that was the seed for this blog, it was inspired by the so-called ‘Snowden effect’, in other words the impact that Edward Snowden’s revelations have had both on IT security and on IT in general.  I was taken over by events when news of the...
Talent

Talent

In our business you could get the impression that the idea of individual talent is an Anglo-American pathology. As a metaphor for how talent is deployed in an investment bank let’s take a pre-Volcker prop desk. A bunch of traders run different strategies whose...
Why is eCo “eCo”?

Why is eCo “eCo”?

Before her wedding a close friend of mine whose first name began with P was told by an astrologer that to give her marriage the best prospects she should adopt a new name beginning with a K or a V. She now goes by Karina – and as far as I know things are working...
eCo – destination or waystation?

eCo – destination or waystation?

In Financial Services, The Cloud is the technology solution of choice amongst non-technologists. You can see why. Here at eCo our efforts are given over to avoiding duplicative development and running costs in IT – going a step further and handing over swathes of...
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