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Best practice guidelines for large IT implementation or integration projects

30th January 2012

Company: bobsguide
By Wil Cunningham, head of WilPower IT Consulting. An ex-RBS senior IT manager and now a contractor with Lloyds Banking Group and other banks Wil Cunningham, an independent technology consultant who oversaw RBS’s Edinburgh Data Centre Optimisation program and has spent the last two years as a senior contractor working on the... read more
Focus: Big Data is a big deal, says SIIA FISD Real-Time Technology Roundtable

Focus: Big Data is a big deal, says SIIA FISD Real-Time Technology Roundtable

24th January 2012

Company: bobsguide
At the Real-Time Technology Roundtable, held at BT’s headquarters in the City of London last week on 19 January, the focus on ‘big data’ this year continued. It is expected to be one of the top technology topics for 2012 in what is predicted to be a tough 12 months for IT spending.Organised by the Financial Information Services Division of... read more
IDC predicts tough year ahead for fintech firms as EMEA FIs cut spending

IDC predicts tough year ahead for fintech firms as EMEA FIs cut spending

19th January 2012

Company: bobsguide
The future profitability of financial technology providers is in jeopardy this year believes IDC Financial Insights as IT spending by EMEA banks will decrease to a growth rate of just 2.9% in 2012. The gloomy prediction, made at the Pewterers’ Hall last night in the City of London during IDC’ s 2012 Predictions for EMEA Financial Services... read more
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Instinet Market Structure Research: Seven Global Market Structure Trends to Watch for in 2012

6th January 2012

Company: Instinet
As 2011 drew to a close and we at Instinet pondered what’s to come for traders, it seemed that 2012 would not so much see an emergence of entirely new trends but instead a continuation of many of the same developments from the past few years. The environment is unquestionably challenging. There are, however, some pockets of opportunity in which... read more
Cloud computing in financial services: a reality check

Cloud computing in financial services: a reality check

22nd December 2011

Company: IBM
A rapid shift in attitude towards cloud computing is happening within the financial services industry. A recent Gartner survey (1) found that cloud is the top priority for global FS CIOs, yet the hype surrounding the topic often suggests otherwise. IBM’s Nick Davis cuts through the noise to answer the question – what is really happening with... read more
2011: The year of “mobile-assisted shopping”

2011: The year of “mobile-assisted shopping”

15th December 2011

Company: Sybase
By Haridas Nair, vice-president, mCommerce Solutions and Services, Sybase 365Will holiday shoppers bring mobile purchasing into the mainstream this year? They are ready, according to a recent joint survey done recently by the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and Sybase 365. (1) Almost two-thirds of US consumers - 62 per cent - say they would be... read more
And so here comes the egg before the chicken

And so here comes the egg before the chicken

15th December 2011

Company: Fixnetix
Snippets from pending regulatory environments in Europe and USKaren Bertoli, chief marketing officer, Fixnetix and Bob Fuller, chairman of the MiFID IT Sub Group and director, FixnetixNews is news when it first occurs and we have all heard the phrase “old news is no news”. One would be hard pressed to not see, hear or read the daily worldwide... read more
Securing mobile payment app provisioning: The forgotten side of the security coin

Securing mobile payment app provisioning: The forgotten side of the security coin

13th December 2011

By Steve Brunswick, strategy manager,Thales e-SecurityWith more people owning mobile phones than bank accounts, it is clear that mobile payments will become an increasingly important part of our daily lives. Juniper Research, a European based provider of business intelligence, released a study forecasting that mobile contactless payment... read more
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Leveraging cloud computing for the financial services sector

12th December 2011

Company: Vordel
By Mark O’Neill, CTO, Vordel Cloud computing adoption continues to gain momentum across a broad range of industries including financial services. Once organisations manage to filter through the noise surrounding the cloud, there are actually some very pragmatic ways in which the IT organisations of banks, insurers and similar institutions can... read more
Online banking success hinges on creating a positive user experience

Online banking success hinges on creating a positive user experience

7th December 2011

Company: Compuware
By David Flower, VP EMEA, Compuware APMThe number of customers opting to do their banking online continues to grow. In the UK mobile banking has overtaken telephone banking while a US Consumer Briefing shows that 17 per cent of the population now use mobile banking (1). Around the world the Internet is becoming the preferred way to access personal... read more