Archive for April, 2009

I had the opportunity to attend Finovate Startup in San Francisco earlier this week. It was a great event with a slew of fintech companies showcasing their wares to the captive audience. Each company was given 7 minutes to live demo their product – not an easy task. I’m very much a hands-on person so […]

Apr 30th, 2009 | Filed under Banking

It has been quite some time since the core banking trend hit the Indian banking industry. Almost all the top banks in India have implemented the core banking makeover in their systems and moved towards “Anytime, Anywhere” banking. But, the obvious question arises. Have the banks really moved, in spite of their marketing campaigns saying […]

Apr 29th, 2009 | Filed under Banking, Retail Banking

On 28 April, NCR announced its integration of Mitek Systems’ ImageNet Mobile Deposit to its’ APTRA Passport imaging platform. The NCR decision follows integrations already completed by J&B Software and RDM Corporation. This was a smart move on NCR’s part in our opinion. Others are sure to follow. Mitek announced its ImagNet Mobile Deposit platform […]

Apr 29th, 2009 | Filed under Corporate Banking, Retail Banking

Over the past weeks, I have been increasingly intrigued about the convergence of healthcare and mobile technology. Through various published articles and vendor briefings, it is apparent that it will only be a matter of time before the healthcare space (which is relatively slow to adopt new technology) will present an opportunity for mobile phone-based […]

Apr 27th, 2009 | Filed under Healthcare Banking

I was one of many attending Diebold’s Integrated Services Day held on April 15 at its’ headquarters in Canton, Ohio. After 150 years of business primarily as a hardware manufacturer, Diebold last week announced that its business model is shifting away from products toward integrated services. Over the next five years, Diebold will strive to […]

Apr 24th, 2009 | Filed under Banking

The current economic climate forces corporate treasurers to be more tactical and have an even more direct control of cash operations that determine the value of corporate liquidity. From an organizational perspective, this calls Treasury departments to move to centralized structures, enabling a better response to efficiency demand and cost control. From a technology point […]

Apr 24th, 2009 | Filed under Banking, Corporate Banking

I just returned from the RSA Conference in San Francisco. The turnout was quite strong and its encouraging to see the emphasis being placed on security and anti-fraud measures. I attended an interesting session on the security risks presented by social networking sites (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, etc.). Although the presentation was quite basic, it got […]

Apr 23rd, 2009 | Filed under Banking

Does Oracle want to own the entire stack from top to bottom just like IBM? IBM has numerous hardware offerings with the iSeries, pSeries, and zSeries. They have proprietary operating systems for each platform, and numerous databases that run on these platforms. IBM offers software infrastructure such as applications servers and enterprise service bus. Oracle […]

Apr 20th, 2009 | Filed under Banking

Banks have been gobbling each other up during the crisis as the strong take over the weak and the big take over the small. Mae West once said, “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.” I think in this case she’s wrong. Regulators in Australia agree. I was reading in the Australian Financial […]

Apr 20th, 2009 | Filed under Banking

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Apr 15th, 2009 | Filed under Events