Blogs from Hans Tesselaar, BIAN, Executive Director

Clearing banks' clouded view of cloud technology

Clearing banks' clouded view of cloud technology

17th November 2014

‘Cloud computing’, a phrase first used by Google's Chairman Eric Schmidt in 2006 to define the provision of remote access to technology-based capabilities over a network, is now a commonplace IT term. It is estimated that nearly 40% of the information in the digital universe will be in the cloud in some capacity by 2020, while... read more
Recovery and resolution: Why bank tech must be flexible and robust

Recovery and resolution: Why bank tech must be flexible and robust

13th January 2014

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
What’s SOA got to do with it?

What’s SOA got to do with it?

18th November 2013

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