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Cloud computing in FS: An essential guide

12th September 2013

Company: bobsguide
In this first bobsguide blogger (aka contributing editor) submission from Barclays’ CIO Andrew Witney the issue of cloud computing is addressed. The pros and cons of private, public and hybrid cloud solutions for financial services (FS) firms are examined alongside uptake; the Infrastructure (IaaS), Platform (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service... read more
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Lehman’s Anniversary Blog: The New Normal for Capital Markets

11th September 2013

Company: FIS
The 15 September 2008 is a historic day in finance. As the date nears when Lehman Brothers' declared bankruptcy five years ago, starting the full-blown financial crisis which is still shaping the financial world today, it provides an opportune moment to look back. A raft of regulations emanating from that day are now hitting compliance... read more
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Sibos 2013 Preview Blog: Innotribe tunnel provides path to innovation

10th September 2013

Company: SWIFT
Ahead of the Sibos 2013 trade show organised by SWIFT in Dubai, UAE, on 16-19 September, Peter Vanderauwera, Co-Founder of Innotribe, the technology innovation initiative of SWIFT, talks us through the agenda for the tribe and the in-depth technology demonstrations and topics that will be discussed around the tribe’s campfire. In its... read more
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Sibos 2013 Preview Blog: Rise of mobile payments

9th September 2013

Company: bobsguide
In this preview blog anticipating some of the likely ‘hot topics’ at the Sibos 2013 trade show, Nick Diamond, head of cash management and payment sales at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, highlights mobile payments as one issue to look out for in Dubai, UAE, on 16-19 September. I anticipate the rise of mobile channel payments will... read more
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Interview: Bottomline director discusses Sterci takeover

6th September 2013

The news that Bottomline Technologies has acquired Sterci and Simplex for a combined total of $109m in order to boost its financial messaging technology capabilities demonstrates the strength of the consolidation trend in this sector at present. Neil Ainger talked to Bottomline’s director of business development, Marcus Hughes, about what... read more
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Sibos 2013: Technology Forum Preview – Bridging the gap between tech and business

5th September 2013

Company: SWIFT
Many of the 7,000 delegates at the Sibos 2013 trade show running 16-19 September in Dubai, UAE, which bobsguide will be live blogging from, will naturally be interested in technology and gravitate towards the Technology Forum in conference room 3 at the Dubai World Trade Centre venue, explains Karel De Kneef, SWIFT’s head of customer... read more
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News Analysis: Microsoft to spend €5.4bn buying Nokia mobile phone business

3rd September 2013

Company: bobsguide
Microsoft is going to buy Nokia’s mobile phone unit and its patents in a cash €5.4bn takeover deal. The two have long been partners since Nokia abandoned its Symbian mobile operating system (OS) for the Windows Phone tile-based OS and this latest move has been expected. The takeover, predicted last week on bobsguide, will be one... read more
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Sibos 2013 Preview Blog: Why the Bank Payment Obligation (BPO) will be a hot topic in Dubai

3rd September 2013

Company: Finastra
Prior to the commencement of the Sibos 2013 trade show organised by SWIFT in Dubai, UAE, on 16-19 September, David Hennah, head of product management at Misys examines what he thinks will be one of the ‘hot topics’ at this year’s event - the Bank Payment Obligation (BPO). In the past I have characterised the Letter of... read more
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Sibos 2013 Preview Blog: Post-trade processing likely to dominate

2nd September 2013

Post-trade processing, T2S, asset servicing and regulations impacting shareholder communication and messaging are all likely to be much discussed at the Sibos 2013 trade show in Dubai, UAE, running from 16-19 September, says Mike West of Broadridge as he picks his ‘hot topics’ ahead of the event. I anticipate that regulatory and... read more
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Sibos 2013 Preview Blog: Innovation and the Changing Face of Wholesale Banking Channels

30th August 2013

Company: bobsguide
Ahead of the Sibos 2013 trade show organised by SWIFT in Dubai, UAE, on 16-19 September Sanjay Israni, global head of product development, client access at Standard Chartered Bank discusses the need to develop a more compelling customer-facing banking experience using mobile and business intelligence (BI) systems and a tighter focus on usability... read more