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Big data: A definition and what it means for FS

4th February 2014

Company: bobsguide
Big data is here to stay, although it means various things to different people, depending upon who you ask, says bobsguide blogger (aka contributing editor) Andrew Witney, Barclays’ CIO in this second instalment of his blog. In its simplest form ‘big data’ means the mass of metadata, structured and  unstructured... read more
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Recovery and resolution: Why bank tech must be flexible and robust

13th January 2014

Company: BIAN
There has been a great deal of discussion in recent years about separating ‘zombie banks’ out into their ‘good’ and ‘bad’ parts in an effort to prevent the latter from contaminating the former, and how best to dispose of those failed institutions that cannot be rescued. Whatever recovery and resolution regime... read more
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Was 2013 the year that contactless payments went mainstream?

20th December 2013

Company: bobsguide
As a payments professional it’s important to remind yourself that those outside of the industry just don’t think about payments very often, says Sandra Alzetta of Visa Europe, in this bobsguide blogger (aka contributing editor) article about contactless technology. When they do, it’s often either because the payment is getting... read more
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What’s SOA got to do with it?

18th November 2013

Company: BIAN
Five years on from the financial crisis of 2008, it would be easy to point to this economic disaster as the reason for the changing face of retail banking, but it is not the only cause. Technology and the drive to cut costs and increase interoperability via the adoption of flexible service orientated architectures (SOAs) is an even bigger driver... read more
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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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Show Report: MobeyDay 2013 and Monetising the Mobile

1st July 2013

Company: bobsguide
The second staging of the MobeyDay conference was held last month in Barcelona, Spain, despite the best efforts of the French air traffic control strike which made travelling to and from the mobile financial services (MFS) event difficult, reports Sirpa Nordlund, executive director of the organising Mobey Forum. The theme for MobeyDay 2013, held... read more
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The Mobile Mindset: A Crossroad for Banks

7th June 2013

Company: bobsguide
I have long been extolling the virtues of the mobile channel as an opportunity that banks and financial institutions cannot afford to miss out on, says Sirpa Nordlund, the executive director of the Mobey Forum, ahead of the second Mobey Day conference in Barcelona, Spain. The desktop is dead, and the laptop is dying. The age of mobility is... read more
Beyond the Desktop: Mobility in the Corporate Banking and Business World

Beyond the Desktop: Mobility in the Corporate Banking and Business World

14th March 2013

Company: bobsguide
Companies are lagging behind consumers in their adoption of mobile financial services (FS) and mobile working practices, believes Sirpa Nordlund, the executive director of Mobey Forum, but this situation will not carry on for much longer. The benefits of mobile working, payments and technology will eventually spread to businesses and to the... read more
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Best practice guidelines for data centre optimisation

11th April 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 Data Centre Optimisation (EDCO) programme in Scotland and has spent the last two years as a senior contractor working on... read more
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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
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