Archive for December, 2009

The European Commission has set up an expert group (EG) on e-invoicing with the task to establish a European Electronic Invoicing Framework by 2009. Last November the group published its final report, and I am already hearing comments that argue on the merit (and, consequently, on the substance) of the document. Apparently a number of […]

Dec 22nd, 2009 | Filed under Banking, Corporate Banking

Over the past few years, much media and industry attention has been placed on the use of mobile NFC payments in Japan. Typically, Japan is portrayed as a mobile NFC “nirvana”, a shining example of how the rest of the world will eventually adopt NFC. This portrayal is backed by some big numbers: 33 million […]

Dec 22nd, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

Following on a February 2009 announcement with MFoundary, Mitek announced in December it had formed a strategic partnership with ClairMail to integrate its Mobile Deposit capability with ClairMail’s mobile banking platform. In so doing, the companies are making it faster and easier for US FIs with existing mobile banking solutions to offer mobile deposit (a.k.a. […]

Dec 9th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

Dr. Vishal Sikka, the CTO of SAP, talks about timeless software which has four major thrusts, two of which are: Cloud-based consumption of computing Interoperable components: lessons learned from SOA The challenge of the two isn’t building the cloud and building the services, but integrating the services of the service provider and service consumer. In […]

Dec 8th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized
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In my coverage of the mobile payments space, I am continually amazed at how quickly the developing world is taking this technology and running with it. The “oldest” mobile payments systems in developing world countries have only been in place for about 2.5 ~ 3 years, and are experiencing phenonmenal growth. GSMA expects 120 new […]

Dec 7th, 2009 | Filed under Retail Banking

I was at the SunGard analyst conference and heard their CEO Chris Conde talking about Software as a Service (SaaS). What he said told me that SunGard is serious about SaaS not just as a vendor but as a customer. He said that if a vendor offered SaaS to SunGard he would prefer that SunGard […]

Dec 2nd, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

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Dec 2nd, 2009 | Filed under Events

TD Canada Trust recently launched an interesting web site called Shop MyAXS. It is an online shopping site that can be accessed only by TD Visa cardholders. In order to purchase an item, the user must enter their TD Visa account number and create a username and password. The site claims to offer savings of […]

Dec 1st, 2009 | Filed under Retail Banking