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Gary Wright

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Redundancy delays growth

30 January 2009  |  4791 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

It was inevitable that as the world dives into recession and profits disappear into history that the reaction of the majority of companies would be to cut costs and make employees redundant. The cost of redundancy should never be measured by the immediate balance sheet impact but should also take into account, the cost of have to re-employ people...

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Voice recognition and card security

29 January 2009  |  7332 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

At this weeks Purchasing Card Forum, Nick Ogden, founder of WorldPay and currently chairman and CEO of Voice Commerce Group presented the use of voice recognition as the next big thing in security. He outlined that so far the methods used for card security have all been found to have fallen short and a straw poll of the audience appeared to justi...

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Tesco's beginning to look bank like

28 January 2009  |  4138 views  |  1  |  Recommends 1

I have written on the topic of high street stores entering banking before but it's now looking certain that Tesco will be the first to go the whole hog. The Chief Executive Sir Terry Leahy appears to ...

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I.T. Boom will follow Crisis

26 January 2009  |  5083 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

Its normal practice for financial services firms to immediately cut costs and budgets when a financial crisis hits. In my time working in banking I can remember on many occasions when some form of cri...

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Breaking up the Banks

21 January 2009  |  3403 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

Each day we hear of another bank deep in a hole of its own making. The billions and eventually trillions of tax payer's money pitched into banks is taking some time to take effect and get the busines...

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More Regulation or Better Regulation?

16 January 2009  |  3962 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

At this week's Securities & Investment Institute debate in London's Mansion House some eminent speakers in front of an expert audience debated "In this current financial environment, more f...

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