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Sibos Day 1: The financial industry is going through a cycle of change

30th September 2014

Company: bobsguide
It’s been six years since Sibos was last held in Boston and during this time the financial landscape has changed and developed. Today, Sibos is being held in Boston Exhibition Centre located in the booming financial district and financial experts and industry advocates have come from all over the world to share their insights, discuss... read more
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An introduction to SWIFT and Sibos

29th September 2014

Company: SWIFT
As the major players from the banking, corporate and payments sectors discuss the key topics facing the financial services industry at Sibos (the annual banking seminar held by SWIFT) this week, bobsguide talks to Neil Gray, Senior Manager, Corporate Business – EMEA, SWIFT UK, about the history of SWIFT and keeping the financial services... read more
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Sibos Topic 4: The future of payments

26th September 2014

Company: bobsguide
Last week bobsguide reported on the benefits of Cloud Computing, a key topic up for discussion at Sibos this year. This week, in bobsguide’s final Sibos feature, we delve deeper into the future of payments. The surge of innovation within the payments industry is driving a shift in the way we make payments. Paying by cash and cheque is... read more
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What the cloud and the government can do for SMEs

25th September 2014

Company: BCSG
Earlier this month saw Coadec publish their Start Up Manifesto backed by over 150 of London’s top technology heavyweights. Its premise is to urge the UK government to relax rules and taxes in order to allow tech startups and entrepreneurs in the capital to continue to flourish. London is now officially Europe’s top tech hub and it... read more
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Risk and Reward in Financial Services

24th September 2014

Company: FIS
One person’s risk is another person’s reward. A trite phrase, to be sure, though the sentiment is far subtler. Conditional evaluations such as “risk,” or “good” and “bad,” are subjective judgments, which have long been the bane of IT and computing systems. The programs, algorithms, reports and systems... read more
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Why offering innovation holds the key to business and industry success

23rd September 2014

In recent years, numerous consumer surveys have criticised the UK’s big banks for all looking the same from the customer’s point of view. This point of view has clearly been taken to heart by the UK competition regulator, which recently announced that it was bringing its highest level of investigation to bear on the sector. Other... read more
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Analytics and big data within banking – what are the opportunities?

22nd September 2014

Company: DataStax
There has been a huge amount of hype around big data over the past two years. However, this approach to dealing with data can also provide tremendous opportunities as well. In 2013, Gartner estimated that 64 per cent of organisations planned to invest in big data over the following twelve months. The finance and banking sector is leading the charge... read more
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Sibos Topic 3: The benefits of Cloud Computing

19th September 2014

Company: bobsguide
Last week bobsguide provided insights into big data, a key topic up for discussion at Sibos this year. With the global conference quickly approaching, this week bobsguide discusses Cloud Computing and its impact on businesses within the financial sector. Despite some negative attitudes towards cloud when it was first introduced, attitudes have... read more
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Welcome to the bobsguide Treasury Management Systems Guide 2014/15

18th September 2014

Company: bobsguide
bobsguide introduces the first of a number of financial technology guides which will help to assist buyers and purchasing influencers with selecting the very best systems for their businesses. Treasury management systems (TMS) are vital for corporate treasurers that want to manage their cash and exposures as efficiently as possible. Within the... read more
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FSO and Dassault Systèmes offer support to international fintech start-ups in the UK

18th September 2014

Company: bobsguide
Dassault Systèmes announced the six finalists selected to participate in their 3D FinTech Challenge 2014, this week. Amongst the finalists are Heckyl, a big data processing company based in India and London, who transform unstructured data into actionable insights, identifying the most relevant information in real-time. Heckyl is just one of... read more