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Alan GoodrichGoodrich analytiX Ltd - Nairobi

How Fickle We Are With Funds

26 October 2007  |  3962 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

No, I’m not suggesting we are careless or eclectic with our money! Or, are we sometimes – in a way..? I was part of the packed audience in Room 210 at one of the opening sessions, on the Monday morning of SIBOS this year, entitled: The 21st century funds industry: What are the critical success factors? The assembled panel of experts was worthy of...

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Paul PenroseFinextra - London

Making innovation pay

25 October 2007  |  3289 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

McKinsey assessed the IT strategies of ten leading global corporations to understand how they invest in innovation while running their core IT operations efficiently. The consultancy found that they typically define their IT investments across three criteria - as low risk (“stay in the race” projects to improve basic services), medium risk (“win...

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Jop LigtenbergProcess Consulting GmbH - Zurich

Greenspan's Age Of Turbulence - must read!

24 October 2007  |  2765 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I was stuck abroad last weekend and picked up Alan Greenspan's "Age of turbulence" to kill some time. I read the book cover to cover in one go (well actually two sessions to allow for dinner...

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Hans HagenSmallChange - Mauves sur Loire

Dinosaur revival

18 October 2007  |  3403 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Not too long ago, ATMs were predicted to suffer the same fate as dinosaurs. With the invention of payment cards of all sorts, increasing usage of cards as a cash substitute, and the introduction of ca...

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Paul PenroseFinextra - London

The mobile wallet generation

17 October 2007  |  2618 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Young people are almost as dependent on their mobile phones as they are on cash, according to new research commissioned by UK ATM network Link. The poll, conducted by YouGov among 2000 adults found t...

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Hans HagenSmallChange - Mauves sur Loire

Never-ending battle

16 October 2007  |  2673 views  |  1  |  Recommends 1

No industry observer is surprised by the reported rise in fraud committed abroad on UK cards. The perverse effect of harder-to-crack chip card technology is that fraud increases where chip cannot b...

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