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Nordics Trading Briefing Review/Wrap Up

29th May 2014

On Thursday 15th May, the FIX Trading Community hosted its annual Nordics Trading Briefing at the Berns Hotel, Stockholm. Close to 230 delegates attended this year’s event as it once again proved to be as popular as before with an agenda aimed at encouraging lively debate. Unlike the Americas Conference in February, the weather was extremely... read more
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Eating The Frog

23rd May 2014

Company: Fonetic
This is something we should all be doing when we first settle down at our desks in the morning. It’s something that needs to happen before we’ve brewed our first pot of coffee or eaten our cornflakes. No matter how unpleasant or uncomfortable the sensation, we should all be eating the frog. For those of you scratching your heads and... read more
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From Big Data with Love

16th April 2014

Company: Mobey Forum
Business travel can be a chore. For over 10 years now, I have been going back to a certain hotel when I travel to Paris. It is a family-run business, with the same people on reception every time. It is constantly undergoing small-scale renovations, the elevator does not always work and the rooms are chilly, but clean. The simple breakfast is... read more
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O2 Mobile Wallet - Why are wallets failing?

13th February 2014

Company: bobsguide
At the turn of the year, 02, which is a UK mobile network operator (MNO) owned by Spain’s Telefonica group, shut down its much trumpeted 18-month old mobile wallet service. In this bobsguide blogger (aka contributing editor) update from Sirpa Nordlund, Mobey Forum’s executive director, she considers the reasons why the O2... read more
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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