Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Merchant Bankers finally get the Internet and FIX?

From second Tanenbaum elephant hump comes the story about how emerging markets are booming because of gasp! - the application of internet technology to investment banking. It's rather ironic that the technology was there in 1970 - trouble was - the business just wasn't listening - messaging is as old as the hills - FIX is messaging in verbose clothing (XML) - suitable for the trading of web "services" by the externalisation of business processes as I observed in my 1999 paper on "The Role of XML in Enabling Business Solutions Built from Collaborative Web-Based Services". This was further extended in the blog article here.

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