Services Insights

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EU start-up initiative “too late” to compete with US and China

1st June 2018

Company: bobsguide
Earlier this month, France and Germany teamed up to demand an EU-wide initiative designed to fund innovation and research in tech start-up projects to compete against China and the US fintech markets. But Spiros Margaris, venture capitalist and senior advisor at Arbidex, suggests it is too little, too late. “The politicians have only... read more
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The six steps to prepare for, and respond to a security breach

1st June 2018

Historically enterprise security teams have spent most of their time, human resources and money on defenses like firewalls and Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) to protect and monitor the security of their networks. However, a quick look at these barriers suggests they are far from foolproof. With breaches becoming more common (and costly),... read more
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The pillars of evaluating core upgrades and conversion

24th May 2018

Company: Finxact
I recently met with the senior team of a large bank that is evaluating a conversion to a modern core banking system. They articulated an interesting perspective of how they viewed their “core processing”. This in turn resulted in us discussing what “core processing” really means to their bank. Asking what “core... read more
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Selecting a software vendor: 4 critical considerations

18th May 2018

Company: FundCount
Determining what matters most when choosing a software vendor for your project is like asking what matters most when buying a new car. The answer is likely to be, “it depends.” It depends on whom you ask. It depends on budget, needs, goals and sensibilities. So, where do you begin and what are the most important considerations? First... read more
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Half of companies within two years of real-time payments adoption

15th May 2018

Company: bobsguide
A recent poll taken at the bobsguide Fintalk webinar, ‘Real-Time Payments: the growth opportunities and challenges’ revealed that 56% of the webinar audience would adopt real-time payments within two years. Interestingly, a further 36% were undecided on adoption highlighting how pressing the conversation around real-time payments... read more
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Is DevOps right for financial services?

3rd May 2018

Company: Mendix
When faced with strict regulations and procedures, it can be hard to constantly innovate. It’s especially challenging in the financial services industry where we must develop innovative digital software solutions within an environment controlled by tight regulatory requirements, a desire to mitigate risk and a need for ensuring high quality... read more
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Cloud scalability seduces the financial sector

30th April 2018

Company: iland
The financial sector, while forging ahead in other areas of digital transformation, has been relatively slow to adopt the cloud and there has been good reason for it: banks have to deal with highly sensitive data, so sharing data storage and computer resources with others may in some cases not even be envisaged, let alone adopted. However, just... read more
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Limitations to banking apps slow consumer adoption

25th April 2018

Company: bobsguide
While a growing number of consumers are using mobile banking applications to undertake everyday banking activities the fact that a number of services are unavailable and security procedures can be tasking has led many to continue to rely on web platforms and more traditional means to fulfil their banking needs. “There are limitations to... read more
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GDPR: The 6 legal bases for processing

25th April 2018

Company: Fenergo
The first principle of data protection requires that all personal data be processed lawfully, fairly and transparently. A legal (or lawful) basis for processing must be satisfied before an organization can process any personal data. GDPR outlines six scenarios in which data processing is legally permitted. Unless the organization can show that... read more
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SAP Ariba Live: How to put sustainability at the heart of your supply chain

23rd April 2018

Company: bobsguide
“Amsterdam is known for two things, bikes and canals”, said SAP Ariba President, Barry Padgett as he opened the SAP Ariba Live event in Amsterdam on April 23, arriving on stage by doing a few circles on a bicycle.  Previous Greater connection, greater technology - the future of procurement. With the homage to bikes... read more