Idea Group teams with Tarigo to bring Cloud based product management tool to market

Idea Group, innovators and developers of automated financial messaging and communication products and services for the investment management, pension fund and hedge fund communities today launched Prodigy, their new product management workflow and management tool, designed by product managers for product managers.

Idea Group teamed up with consultants, Tarigo, the leading provider of best practice Product Management training and consultancy services to develop a tool that would meet the requirements of product managers in the financial services sector, and beyond. The product is built on a secure hosted platform, embracing Cloud for affordable and effective deployment and ease of management.

Today, in this fast paced business environment, financial services organisations are seeking a more structured approach to product management

a clearer overview of their product suite
more clarity and consistency in their product process
move from paper based processes for efficiency and reduced risk
a flexible system allowing freedom to adjust parameters
ability to share real-time access to information across the enterprise
a tool that was easy to use and avoided the complexity of a technology project
Prodigy delivers on all these requirements.

Using Cloud technology, Prodigy delivers a host of features, functions and benefits for users, it is cost effective, scalable as the organisation grows and removes concerns of costly IT maintenance.

Every aspect of the organisation benefits from this new product management platform and in particular it delivers quantifiable benefits for product managers, line managers, senior management and related third parties.

“We are delighted to bring Prodigy to market. The demand for improvements to the product management lifecycle is high on the agenda of most forward thinking organisations. Time is of the essence in business today, but there needs to be a robust platform upon which financial products can be created, managed, enhanced or retired. The ability to maximise the connectivity to big data, to track and analyse performance for the improvement of product management performance, and to also provide flexible management information are significant benefits of Prodigy. To date the product has received a very enthusiastic response.” Comments Bill Gourlay, CEO, Idea Group.


Global Multi-factor Authentication Market 2015-2019

The adoption of virtualization and cloud computing is one of the major trends emerging in this market. As organizations are expanding, and the adoption of virtualization, cloud computing, and enterprise mobility is increasing, the demand for NGFW is also likely to increase.

According to the report, a major driver of the market is the high-profile security breach. It is critical for businesses to secure their confidential data and information as it involves huge numbers of people and investments. Therefore, large enterprises and government organizations are the major adopters of NGFW solutions.

Further, the report states that one of the major challenges that hinder the market’s growth is the high cost of NGFW. The Implementation and maintenance of hardware and software security services on the organization’s premises requires high initial investment. This deters SMEs and start-ups from investing in this solution.

The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.

Key Topics Covered:

01. Executive Summary

02. List of Abbreviations

03. Scope of the Report

04. Market Research Methodology

05. Introduction

06. Market Description

07. Market Landscape

08. Market Segmentation by Offering

09. Market Segmentation by Technology

10. Market Segmentation by Application

11. Market Segmentation by End-user

12. Geographical Segmentation

13. Market Attractiveness

14. Buying Criteria

15. Market Growth Drivers

16. Drivers and their Impact

17. Market Challenges

18. Impact of Drivers and Challenges

19. Market Trends

20. Trends and their Impact

21. Vendor Landscape

22. Key Vendor Analysis

23. Assumptions

24. Other Reports in this Series

Companies Mentioned:

Arcot Systems
Bio-Key International
CA Technologies
Crypta Labs
Deepnet Security
HID Global
ID Control
Phone Factor
PointSharp AB
SMS Passcode
Swivel Secure
Technology Nexus
VASCO Data Security International


BorseGo – Guidants

FinanceNews Fintech One to Watch: Guidants
Guidants is a unique html5-based platform to access any imaginable kind of financial information and calculations. Guidants comprises more than thirty small widgets the user can freely add, arrange and save on his workspace. Each such widget has one task like displaying a chart, the fundamentals of a stock, showing a video stream or giving direct access to a broker. The user can modify each widget according to his needs (size, content, appearance) and connect single widgets with others so that they interact with each other. All widgets make use of real-time push technologies and thus live up to the heightened requirements of our information society. Guidants is free of charge and users can subscribe to premium content and additional widgets.


Crypta Labs winner of Cyber Security Startup of the Year 2015

Crypta Labs, a mobile security startup that is developing a Quantum Random Number Generator on a Mobile Device, today announced that they have been honoured as the winner of Cyber Security Startup of the Year at the inaugural Cyber Security Awards
The award was presented to Crypta Labs at the Awards dinner at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel on Thursday 2nd July. The Cyber Security Awards brings together UK and global participants to honour key individuals, teams, companies and products in the cyber security industry.

Crypta Labs, who only recently came out of their Research and Development phase, has had a monumental three months. First, they were shortlisted to the Finals of the Citi Mobile Challenge in London attended Manuel Medina-Mora, Citi Co-President and CEO, Global Consumer Banking. Recently, Crypta Labs was named by techUK as the Top 10 Most Innovative Cyber Security Startup in 2015 and exhibited their technology at InfoSec Europe.

Joe HQ Luong, Managing Director Crypta Labs said:”We are thrilled that Crypta Labs and, more specifically, our Quantum (True) Random Number Generator has been recognised by the Cyber Security Awards as the Cyber Security Startup of the Year.”

Combining the science of quantum physics, the engineering process of a mobile phone and the software development of a mobile app, Crypta Labs is building a unique product, which they believe, will directly benefit the whole Mobile Cybersecurity industry.

Crypta Labs is current raising their first SEIS round of £150,000 through Angel Den. If any companies or private investors are interested, they should contact the details below.