Alex Yap presents Cloud Computing Research at INFORMS Conference
Alex Yap, an associate professor of management information systems, presented research titled "Cloud Computing Services in Finance: Ready for Ubiquitous Computing?" at the INFORMS Conference (Institute for Operational Research & the Management Science) held at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C., from Nov. 12-16, 2011.
The Financial Sector increasingly needs ubiquitous applications for trading stocks anywhere anytime. Ameritrade, NASDAQ, Bloomberg, to name a few, have created thin client applications for the iPad, where data/content is pushed through the cloud to display real-time changes in the financial markets, allowing for ubiquitous commerce/computing for financial trading and stock monitoring. The research investigate the readiness for such application from the service provider and the end-user perspective.