Ian Allton
Nov 19, 2021

Banks and credit unions face four key threats to business continuity plans: cyberattacks, systems failures, natural disasters and cloud outages.

The invention of relational cell-based spreadsheet technology in the late 1970s was truly a game changer.

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Anyone managing a financial services organization understands the dangers of having employees perform mundane and repetitive tasks manually.

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Most bank executives, at some point in their career, need to go before their boss to pitch an idea for a new project and, presumably, ask for money to accomplish that objective.

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Since 2008, investment in the fintech (financial services technology) sector has tripled and is expected to reach $8 billion by 2018, according to a recent report by Accenture.

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I find it interesting that so many bloggers on financial technology (fintech) sites deride the banks for being slow, clueless or stupid.

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The relationship between bankers and consultants is inevitably fraught with tension.

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If you’ve felt the list of regulations impacting vendor management grow longer every quarter, you may be wondering what you can do to stay current and keep the examiners at bay.

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Banks, especially small and mid-sized banks, are currently dealing with several difficult cost and growth challenges.

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Robotic process automation (RPA) is an exciting development for banking and financial services companies.

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Customer data and efficient access to analytics derived from client data is critical for a bank’s competitive advantage, yet it’s also an advantage that institutions heedlessly give away.

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One of the most nebulous challenges in leading a bank innovation program is developing a measurement system that satisfies the institutional need for measurable results without stifling the creative spirit.

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When undergoing a core conversion, bankers often assume that they need to convert, import and then integrate all of their archive data within the new production system.

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In today’s hyper-connected digital age, consumers expect their banks to deliver highly-personalized, high-tech services coupled with the convenience of anytime, anywhere banking.

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The combination of multi-jurisdiction risk reporting and increasing product complexity has created a data explosion within financial services.

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The banks most successful at creating break-through innovations aren’t one-shot wonders; they’re reshaping their organizations to cultivate and sustain employees and their ideas for creating new sources of revenue and customer loyalty year after year.

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Whenever we hear laments about banking’s supposedly slow embrace of the cloud, we beg to differ.

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I realized something about this new market of fintech the other day, where banks become financial systems integrators.

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Cloud technology has been in the spotlight recently due to the infamous iCloud hacking scandals.

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For those who have been in the banking industry for a while, the pace of change has picked up noticeably.

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