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Sheltered Harbor ensures cyber resilience for financial services firms

After the infamous Sony Pictures hack in 2014, the financial services industry came together to develop Sheltered Harbor to ensure customer financial data would remain secure and accessible in the event of a cyberattack.

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Ohio v. American Express is sensible antitrust policy

Supreme Court’s Ohio v. American Express decision is more sensible in how it handles antitrust policy than some realize.

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Can blockchain rescue journalism?

Falling print ad margins and loss of online ad revenue to aggregators have put publishers and content creators in a bind.

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How financial services firms can thrive after Brexit

Though financial services companies may be worried about post-Brexit challenges to recruiting, those who prepare for them can offset coming workforce gaps and shortages. By understanding what’s driving these challenges and the...

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At Wells Fargo, true transformation means making IT obsolete

Secil Watson, head of Digital Solutions for Business at Wells Fargo, tackles digital transformation by considering each challenge in three distinct time horizons. Her ultimate goal: to automate IT out of a job.

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Bank on the Gen Z customer to disrupt the financial services industry

Gen Z is starting to enter college and become more financially independent, which puts pressure on banks to provide them with tailored services and offerings based on their preferences. New technology innovations will help banks...

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Deutsche Bank CIO shows how to do software right in the digital era

Frédéric Véron extols the virtues of smart software execution, deploying machine learning and sound principles to ensure the bank’s software operates optimally in a sector where downtime can be deadly.

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Innovation pays off for Synchrony Financial

The credit card provider, spun out of GE, has weaved together a unique innovation framework, highlighted by a network of successful innovation labs.

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Why regression testing is crucial for every mobile banking app

Enhancements and upgrades are aimed to improve the quality of mobile banking apps and regression testing shows if the goal has been accomplished.

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A roadmap forward for payments

Payments have received significant interest and investment over the last several years. However, no one has created a solution having the complete value proposition of paper and plastic predecessors.

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IT effectiveness – Everyone’s desire, yet no one’s mandate

Technological innovations have been the primary driver of digital transformation until now. To maintain the momentum, digital transformation needs a corresponding wave of innovations in technology management. IT effectiveness is the...

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Opposites attract – fintechs and incumbents

The banking industry is undergoing substantial change as customers demand digital services. To meet these evolving needs, banks are realizing the value of partnering with fintech firms to spark innovation. So, how can banks and...

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IT effectiveness – the engine of digital transformation – is ailing. Why?

More than one-fifth of IT effort is potentially wasted on technology outputs that are never used, up to forty percent of business opportunities may be missed due to delays, and outdated management practices tax the IT workforce...

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In ‘trustless’ payment systems, trust is still necessary

Blockchain cannot eliminate trust from the equation, but it can reduce the burden that trust places on any system.

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Banking on devops: some banks are getting it right

How do banks that traditionally apply changes less than ten times a year move to continuous delivery? Devops is the answer, but culture and legacy systems are the challenge.

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How business intelligence in banking is shifting the paradigm

Business intelligence in banking is a complex and robust pipeline that incorporates a variety of tools. Find out what goes into a BI solution for a bank.

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Data, metadata and the AI horizon

The need to interact more as an orchestra than a factory.

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Smart contracts still miles away from living up to their name

Smart contracts seemingly create automatically enforceable agreements but the reality is this blockchain technology still has a long way to go.

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Fintech and credit cards: where are we heading?

Digital tools are expected in all fields, and certainly in banking and financial services.

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Taking to the skies – using drones in the insurance industry

The IoT will play an increasing part in the digital transformation of insurance and reinsurance. Insurtechs and insurers have many uses for UAVs, or drones.

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