Infrastructure Insights

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Alternative tech costs spiking during crisis

25th January 2021

Company: ReconArt, Inc.
2020 will go down in history as a tumultuous year. We are in a defining period of time, challenging human ingenuity, perseverance, and priorities. Adapting to change can be painful and uneasy and it takes time to realise the opportunities for improvement it presents.   Businesses are compelled to face the reality of change and deal with it... read more
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SEC charges against Ripple face criticism

14th January 2021

Company: bobsguide
The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) latest charges against Ripple Labs Inc shows the regulator’s ambition to further supervise ongoing developments in the crypto space. But while increased regulation is expected following cryptocurrencies’ recent developments, the SEC’s latest move is an attempt to curb... read more
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The #Lockdown3 challenge - how banks can help struggling retailers in 2021

12th January 2021

2020 was a year all of us are probably keen to forget. From an economic and business standpoint, the two extended periods of ‘lockdown’ delivered an unprecedented body blow across all commercial sectors. Hospitality and travel experienced an existential crisis, along with large swathes of retail suffering the most dramatic economic... read more
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What technologies should insurers bet on in 2021?

11th January 2021

Company: Comarch Finance
This is not a regular time - and, as Robert Frost said, "the best way out is always through”. Even now, insurers are following the path of technological progress, trying to keep up with the market. Many actions have already been taken, key trends are being implemented by the industry, so will 2021 bring about significant changes? Or can... read more
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Risk mitigation in global trade depends on digitisation

17th December 2020

Company: Bolero
Banks have struggled this year with increased fraud, the uncertain outcome of Brexit, pandemic dislocations as well as the long term trade frictions with China. This has pushed risk mitigation very high up on the agenda especially when it comes to cross-border trade transactions. Even before the coronavirus struck, a handful of well-known banks... read more
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Remote F&A teams embrace automation of account certification at year-end close

16th December 2020

Company: ReconArt, Inc.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, except for the accounting community struggling with the year-end close. Most of the stress and frustration around closing the books is generated by unfit tools and the organisation of the process. Managing period-end close in accounting has several distinct challenges every F&A... read more
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How to succeed in moving risk software in the cloud

14th December 2020

Company: CompatibL
The emerging cloud technologies offer numerous benefits over traditional on-premises deployments. While the rate of cloud adoption in the financial industry was initially slow, banks and asset managers are now embracing cloud technologies and moving their enterprise application to the cloud. This article details the experience of one vendor,... read more
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Salesforce catching up with Slack deal

8th December 2020

Company: bobsguide
Salesforce’s decision to acquire Slack for $27.7bn can be read as an attempt to try to gain ground on competitors, according to Graham Norton-Standen, executive chairman at High Impact Office, a tech consultancy. “Salesforce has sat back on its laurels, just as it did with classic for many years… Salesforce has left itself in... read more
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Buyers' brief: The future of bank treasury tech is AI

7th December 2020

Company: bobsguide
Long the bastion of cash and liquidity management, bank treasury teams do far more than position-keeping. Real-time risk management, operations, payments, and financial risk management are rolled into the business function. Over the past few years, market-leading software has become key to overseeing the risk and reward of each process, and so... read more