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A community for discussing the latest happenings in banking IT. Credit Crunch impacting Risk Systems overall, revamp of mortgage backed securities, payment transformations, include business, technology, data and systems architecture capturing IT trends, 'what to dos?' concerning design of systems.
Andrew FearBluefish Communications AG - Dusseldorf

Some simple truths about project success

29 November 2013  |  2635 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Several recent surveys show that the number of larger projects which are truly successful is well under fifty per cent. Some are outright failures; others fail to fulfil business objectives in some way or other. The larger a project is, the more likely it is to fail – and this is across all sectors. Almost half of all projects end up over budget ...

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Matt ScottWincor Nixdorf International GmbH - Bracknell

Pace of Change and Innovation

01 October 2013  |  2594 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Last Monday (23rd) was Day 1 of the Annual EBUG conference held in London's famous Institute of Civil Engineers. In a way it made me wonder if anyone will be able to Engineer the future of Cards & Payments after the influence of such auspicious surroundings. After presentations from the CIO of IBM and a representative of Intel it became clear ...

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Siddharth UdaniConsulting - London

Has HR failed in Banks being root cause of issues?

27 July 2013  |  2508 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

Its quite interesting to see how a bank's human resourcing model works and the dependency on 'contractors'. Many banks have a model with least permanent employees and high reliance on contractors and ...

Amit AgrawalAxiomSL Pte Ltd - Singapore

Bitmessage : Communication from scratch

15 July 2013  |  2390 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Bitmessage is a trustless, decentralized peer-to-peer messaging protocol (very similar to Bitcoin). It is a unified system that encrypts every message. It keeps secure the members of the communication...

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Amir HalfonMarkLogic - New York

ACID, BASE and NoSQL

09 May 2013  |  2751 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

My last post talked about Enterprise NoSQL and ACID vs. BASE in the context of handling data variety. In this one I'd like to delve deeper into transactional, Enterprise NoSQL. Let's start by focusi...

TagsPost-trade & opsInnovation
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Network Outages Highlight Key Areas of Weakness

08 May 2013  |  1911 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

The proposed Regulation SCI (Systems Compliance and Integrity) from the SEC may require further strengthening, but principles such as mandatory testing of disaster recovery procedures would ensure tha...

TagsSecurityRisk & regulation
Chris DuttaPiccadilly Group - London

NASA holds key to preventing future software failures

07 May 2013  |  1824 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Over the past 18 months or so the number of high-profile software failures in our sector have been numerous; Tokyo Stock Exchange, RBS, ICAP, BATS, Knight, LCH Clearnet to name but a few! Only last we...

TagsTrade executionRisk & regulation
Miquel FebrerGFT Group - Barcelona

About Your Profit and Loss Platform - finally, How?

03 January 2013  |  2602 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Dear Bank IT Manager, More than one year ago, I started the blog “About your P&L Platform”. During this time I have tried to explain the Dos and Don’ts, structuring my thoughts in a Six-W analys...

Martin BaileyTemenos - Hemel Hempstead

Up in smoke

18 December 2012  |  3572 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

When you're about 4 years of age, piggy in the middle is a fun game, but it kind of loses its lustre by the time you get to 5. At the tender age of 42, I don't ever want to play it ever again, but my ...

TagsMobile & onlinePayments
Miquel FebrerGFT Group - Barcelona

About Your Profit and Loss Platform: Understanding Why

06 September 2012  |  2751 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Dear Bank IT Manager, It has been a long absence since I wrote down my latest post in March. Well, I have no excuse, at least none that can be made public. During this time several people have contac...

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