Infrastructure Insights

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Is it time for a compliance shared service centre?

14th August 2013

Company: bobsguide
The raft of new and existing regulations facing retail banks from the Basel III capital adequacy regime to the Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations mean that it is increasingly difficult for new entrants to break into the marketplace, says Martin Dempsey, client director at the Certeco consultancy. Perhaps it is therefore time for a shared... read more
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Cyber-security is a business issue

6th August 2013

Company: bobsguide
In today’s interconnected digital world cyber-crime regularly makes the headline news, says Allan Boardman, international vice president, ISACA, which should act as a reminder that it is a vital business issue and remind the boardroom to listen to their chief information security officer (CISO). This article provides some tips on how to... read more
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A Battleground In Payments: Cash v Plastic

31st July 2013

Company: Global Payments
In the wake of a recent British Retail Consortium (BRC) study that showed a 10% decline in UK goods purchased with notes and coins last year, Chris Davies, managing director of the Global Payments processing firm, examines the future of cash versus card payments, and how consumer behaviour and payment technology might develop in the future. ... read more
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Case Study: Axa Wealth installs access control and data permission infrastructure from Varonis

29th July 2013

Company: bobsguide
Axa Wealth has been able to identify and control its internal data permissions more effectively after installing data governance, security and monitoring software from Varonis, reports Neil Ainger. The financial services company, Axa Wealth, has simplified its network sharing system with Varonis DatAdvantage, gaining visibility into every... read more
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SEPA: Prepare now and avoid the bottleneck

25th July 2013

Company: bobsguide
The chairman of the European Payments Council (EPC), Javier Santamaría, is advising companies and others not yet ready for the single euro payments area (SEPA) to comply as soon as possible before the 1 February 2014 migration deadline as a technology and resource bottleneck reminiscent of the Y2K millennium bug crunch could soon come... read more
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The data centre as the new information hub: A tour of Volta’s DC

22nd July 2013

Company: bobsguide
Once upon a time the home of a press agency would have been considered the quintessential information hub of the modern age but a photograph of its headquarters would now be a black and white photo’d nostalgia trip. I visited the old Reuters building in Great Sutton Street in the City of London last month - once such a sepia-toned hub - but... read more
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EU Commissioner Barnier urges UK to stay but banking union and FTT point to divergence

15th July 2013

Company: bobsguide
Michel Barnier, the European Union (EU) Commissioner responsible for internal markets and services including financial services (FS), has spoken out at a London conference against UK exceptionalism, writes Neil Ainger. Barnier is the man responsible for overseeing the implementation of a plethora of regulations such as the Bank Resolution and... read more
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Can banks outsource core system replacement to vendors?

15th July 2013

Company: bobsguide
Top-tier retail banks in the main developed banking markets in the West and in Asia have historically been highly skeptical about the suitability of external universal core banking platforms for their crucial domestic banking operations. Daniel Mayo, head of financial services technology at the Ovum consultancy, asks if this prejudice is still... read more
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Identity: I know who I am, but who are you?

9th July 2013

Company: bobsguide
It is hardly controversial to say that in the last few weeks - in the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations about the US Prism programme snooping on websites and social media - that online anonymity or the lack thereof has become big news, says bobsguide blogger Dave Birch. Indeed real issues ranging from online bullying to the interaction... read more
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The mobile m-banking revolution is being led by consumers and reaching collections

8th July 2013

Company: bobsguide
Bankers will undoubtedly take the credit for the advances in mobile banking, but should they? Who is really leading the mobile banking and collections revolution, asks Daniel Melo, a banking analytics consultant for Fico in Europe, Middle-east and Africa (EMEA). In my opinion the answer is consumers. It is the consumerisation of IT trend that is... read more