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 buzzword of 2012 was “Big Data,” but what is Big Data and where did the idea come from? Big Data is a term that evolved from the Second World War, when the phrase “Big Science” was used to describe the rapid cycle of changes that occurred in scientific disciplines during and after the war.

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Managing the “behind-the-scenes” of back-office operational areas, such as consumer loans and transaction processing, bears a strong resemblance to putting on a Broadway show.

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Outsourcing is no stranger to big bank IT chiefs, who long ago shifted from the view that they needed to build important technology systems in-house.

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Innovation requires focus and a disciplined process.

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The frustration of small business owners with U.

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For the eight finalists of the 2012 BAI-Finacle Global Banking Innovation Awards, innovation means breaking outside of banking’s traditional product, services and channel categories and sometimes even pioneering game-changing or “disruptive” technologies.

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Banks often boast about the positive environmental contribution from eliminating paper documents.

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The death of Apple Inc.

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Just because something is heavily hyped, doesn’t mean it’s not a big deal.

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Banking is a cyclical industry and right now appears to be heading into another period of difficulty with the financial crisis in Europe and controversies over derivatives trading and the so-called “Liborgate” scandal.

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Surely your most critical strategic initiatives are entirely under your control, right? Think again.

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Ask the typical banker about his company’s social media strategy and you’re likely to be met with a shifting glance and nervous cough.

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The Latin phrase scientia potentia est, meaning “knowledge is power,” has proven true in banking for centuries.

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Financial services firms possess the data to make sound decisions – whether to underwrite a loan, extend an offer to retain a customer or reduce exposure in a certain market.

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One theme that appears consistently on agendas at banking industry conferences is the need for innovation to drive revenue and profitability growth.

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If you were appointed the bank’s Chief Waste Officer, where could you quickly make your mark in terms of wiping out serious wasted expense? We have a suggestion: Portals.

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When adversity happens, bankers seem to adopt one of two strategies for their Information Technology (IT) projects.

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Vendor management has been a hot and growing topic of bank focus in recent years.

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I recently attended a conference where one manager, in a discussion of her bank’s Information Technology (IT) strategy and operations, expressed the commonly held belief that “IT doesn’t speak the language of business.

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