New York, NY (PRWEB) January 23, 2014
The WSTA will host a seminar on “Delivering Cloud, Data Center and Telecom” on February 27, 2014 in New York City. Speakers at this event include Blue Coat Systems, BMC Software, Ciena Corporation, CiRBA, PGi, and QualiSystems. View the complete agenda at WSTA February 27th seminar.
The business model for the technical infrastructures running applications, data, audio and multimedia has undergone a gradual change in the past few years. The definition of the services, along with the services themselves, has been hardened – they are metric-driven, transparent, based on granular cost structures, and often outsourced. Monitoring has improved, reducing outages and providing better control. The green theme is a business requirement. Infrastructure modernization often pays off rapidly. Security, including cybersecurity, has become increasingly sophisticated. Mobility is a very important business driver – it demands specific solutions suitable for the distributed workforce and ubiquitous customers. Recently the adoption to this new model has crossed the infliction points in many disciplines – cloud, distributed cybersecurity, as-a-service models, software-defined networks and servers, virtualization and automation. This WSTA seminar puts these technology evolutions in the context of the underlying business drivers emerging from the demanding industry.
For over 45 years, the Wall Street Technology Association (http://www.wsta.org) has provided financial industry technology professionals, vendors, service providers, and consultants forums to learn from and connect with each other.
The WSTA facilitates educational seminars and networking events where members meet and exchange ideas and best practices that assist them in effectively capitalizing on technology advances and dealing with financial industry business challenges. Founded in 1967, the WSTA is a not-for-profit association with a long history of evolving to meet the needs of its members.
The WSTA hosts seminars, roundtables, panel discussions, social events, and meetups. These events offer many opportunities to stay on top of leading technologies, as well as network and share information with industry colleagues. The WSTA’s quarterly educational Ticker Magazine and LimeLight e-newsletter provide additional content and information about the WSTA and industry-related activities. The newly launched website is a dynamic resource for keeping on top of the latest information and offers access to additional resources including a career center, white papers, blogs, and information about other industry events.
Financial Firm Members
WSTA financial firm members are employed at banks, brokerages, hedge funds, insurance companies and other financial firms. The WSTA currently has about 2,300 members from over 50 different firms; 81% of the members hold senior titles such as CIOs, CTOs, Vice President, Director and Manager. The remaining 19% hold other titles such as analysts, engineers, architects, etc. The WSTA also reaches over 3,200 prospective financial firm technology professionals with information about educational and networking opportunities.
Affiliates and Sponsors
Affiliates and sponsors are an integral component of the WSTA. As a not-for-profit organization, they contribute significantly by providing the resources needed to run the educational and networking programs for WSTA financial firm members. These programs strengthen the bond between members and companies that serve the technology needs of the financial community.
The WSTA currently has over 200 technology firms that participate in the WSTA as an affiliate or sponsor. Companies that provide cloud, big data, mobility, security, software, infrastructure, networking, social, telecom and other industry-related solutions find the WSTA an invaluable forum to create awareness, educate and develop relationships with financial industry professionals.