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Breaking the back of the PPI mis-selling challenge

5th March 2012

Company: bobsguide
By Mark Dunleavy, Managing Director, UK, Informatica A recent report from the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) showed that UK retail banks are still struggling to manage payment protection insurance (PPI) mis-selling cases, with 3,000 fresh compensation cases every week. The latest complaints figures against UK banks also show that PPI... read more
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How to Manage Threats in a Digital Age

1st March 2012

Company: IBM
By Martin Borrett, Director of IBM’s Institute of Advanced Security. Security is no longer just the Chief Information Officer’s cross to bear alone or indeed the Chief Information Security Officer’s burden. As more and more of society’s business goes digital, and the rise of unstructured data via social media breaches... read more
18 Swiss Banks Find a Haven in Dubai

18 Swiss Banks Find a Haven in Dubai

29th February 2012

Company: FINARTIS
Private exchanges and wealth management activities witnessed a substantial growth this past year, as exemplified by the recent expansion of a number of Swiss banking operations in the UAE. This has been due to the country being viewed as a viable alternative to Europe, with a total of 18 Swiss banks currently operating in the Emirates. Added... read more
Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

23rd February 2012

Company: Centralis Ltd
Consumerisation, cloud computing and virtualisation are transforming corporate networks, but for IT professionals tasked with managing this change, the underlying challenges remain the same as when the personal computing revolution first got underway. Ewen Anderson discusses why a well-known saying in France still rings true for IT... read more
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Finovate Europe points way to the future

13th February 2012

Company: bobsguide
A little bit of San Francisco’s Silicon Valley came to London last week for the Finovate Europe show. Addressing an audience of several hundred bankers, venture capitalists and other movers and shakers, including Lloyds Banking Group’s retail mobile banking supremo Ashley Machin, Zvi Naggan, CIO at Bank Hapolim and Sergi Bisquert, director of... read more
Why Hedge Funds Need to Consider Spreadsheet Risk

Why Hedge Funds Need to Consider Spreadsheet Risk

6th February 2012

Company: Koger Inc.
Risk undoubtedly plays a major factor in any business today, but for hedge funds in particular, with the complexity surrounding them, risk of any kind should sound alarm bells.One of the key operational risks that hedge funds face today is spreadsheet risk, which are still common practice but no longer viable in today’s operational environment... read more
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FSA compliance could provide the foundation for better CPM systems & improved business performance

6th February 2012

Company: bobsguide
By Dean Dickinson, managing director of Advanced Business Solutions The financial services sector is often driven by regulation these days. Organizations in the sector can be forgiven for focusing their resources on ensuring compliance with Financial Services Authority initiatives such as Treat your Customers Fairly (TCF), Know your Customers... read more
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Smartphones: What Security Risks Do They Pose?

2nd February 2012

Company: bobsguide
By Alan Thomas, a technology & media executive at the specialist insurer Hiscox Travel anywhere on a plane or train these days and you’ll no doubt notice that you are surrounded by people using a smartphone. They are an extremely useful modern tool that is used by many companies and individuals alike to keep in touch and do work while on the... 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
Focus: Big Data is a big deal, says SIIA FISD Real-Time Technology Roundtable

Focus: Big Data is a big deal, says SIIA FISD Real-Time Technology Roundtable

24th January 2012

Company: bobsguide
At the Real-Time Technology Roundtable, held at BT’s headquarters in the City of London last week on 19 January, the focus on ‘big data’ this year continued. It is expected to be one of the top technology topics for 2012 in what is predicted to be a tough 12 months for IT spending.Organised by the Financial Information Services Division of... read more