What is “data discovery” and how can it help your business?

6th August 2014

Company: Tableau Software
Simon Gatenby knows the power of data. In his role at Visa Europe, he oversaw data analysis for millions of electronic transactions between consumers, retailers, businesses, and governments across 26 countries. Until recently the business, like many others, struggled to get value from its data in a timely manner. It suffered from unending data... read more

6 Key Signs That Your Company Is Ready for Big Data

5th August 2014

Big data is on the rise, and IT professionals in financial services firms are turning to Apache Hadoop to improve operational efficiencies, reduce risk, analyze fraud patterns, and reduce customer churn. Let’s take a look at some key indicators that demonstrate that big data has indeed arrived at your firm’s doorstep. 1. You’re... read more

Covering all bases simultaneously – the key to effective market surveillance

4th August 2014

Company: Software AG
The succession of financial scandals and allegations of market-rigging in the last five years has raised very serious questions about fraud surveillance and prevention. Can financial institutions put in place systems that will cut out the traders who either act as lone wolves or collude with kindred crooks to rig markets or fix illegal deals? ... read more

Data requires a control cockpit for a safe landing

1st August 2014

Company: Axway
As financial organisations increasingly rely on digitised information to carry out business-critical processes, it’s becoming crucial that data has a smooth flight around the business. For every industry, from financial services to telecoms or automotive, data is at the crux of the enterprise and a timely transfer throughout the organisation... read more

Arch Apprentice helps companies source young talent within digital marketing and IT

31st July 2014

Company: bobsguide
With over 60% of young people deciding not to go to University and many employers struggling to find reliable digital marketing and IT talent in graduate programmes, Arch Apprentices provides a formal training programme for young people to work in their desired digital field without needing a degree. The apprenticeship which is backed by the... read more

Looking to the past to build a better future for today’s payments landscape

30th July 2014

Company: Compass Plus
Predicting the future is no mean feat. To get a true handle on the patterns and trends occurring now and potentially in the future, the logical step is to start by analysing the past. For over 10,000 years, money has been a physical form, from bartering with goods and services, to the Greeks stamping their own coins in around 600 BC, to the... read more

Cloud Computing helps to accelerate DevOps

29th July 2014

Company: bobsguide
“DevOps” is one of those tech industry buzzwords that is mentioned everywhere but is often misunderstood. The term seems to have lost its true meaning and if you asked ten different industry professionals to define it, you would get ten different answers. Although a precise definition is still elusive, bobsguide provides greater insight... read more

The price you pay for lax data security

28th July 2014

Company: Imprima
Whether it’s user data within large companies or highly sensitive company financial information, data breaches can be incredibly costly to a business. For financial organisations of all sizes, such sensitive information can mean the life or death of the business and the security of that data should be prioritised accordingly. As increasing... read more

Innovative Cloud Solutions for Financial Services

25th July 2014

Company: Microsoft
Financial services executives are looking for ways to meet shareholder demands to improve the bottom-line as they face fluctuating customer loyalty, wafer-thin margins, and low growth in traditional businesses. Add to that the high regulatory scrutiny and ever-changing risk management and regulatory requirements that are having a huge impact on... read more

Modernise or face extinction

24th July 2014

Company: OutSystems
Today you can use your smartphone to take a photo of a cheque you have received, and pay it in by email or via your mobile banking app. While this system should dramatically reduce cheque processing times by allowing a digital image of a cheque to be cleared electronically, the question is, who uses cheques anymore?   I don’t think I... read more