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Tim TylerMisys - London

Man The Pumps?

30 April 2012  |  2322 views  |  3  |  Recommends 0

I have just read an article on the Economist linked to by Finextra: "The bank of SMS" - talking about mobile banking across Africa. Even more interesting than the article were the comments, of which one leapt out at me more than others. It was criticising the investment being made in mobile banking, when there should be so many other ...

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Bill McGloinComputacenter - Edinburgh

The future of big data for the stockbroker

30 April 2012  |  2633 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

In an industry that needs to securely store large consumptions of confidential and corporate data, the financial sector is quick to embrace the progression of technology that can support their needs through a more advanced storage system. It’s a sector that has been keen to drive big data forward in the last couple of years, but with as storage...

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Dirk KinvigFinextra - London

Corporate trends in social media?

30 April 2012  |  3091 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

This weekend I was pondering the ways to monetise one of my twitter accounts (that's amassed 2360 followers. Woohoo!). How could I profit from this? Initially, I was tempted to bulk buy some items the...

Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Casting a vote in the race towards American mobile payments

30 April 2012  |  4373 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The 57th presidential election might be one of the most talked about contests in the U.S. this year, but if you really want to see some action it’s the U.S. payments space where your attention needs t...

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Chris PicklesConsultant - England

Smart Cards and Meccano

30 April 2012  |  2248 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

Sadly Roland Moreno, the French inventor of the Smart Card, has passed away, and at a much-too-early age. Mr Moreno invented the Smart Card concept in 1974 – the year that I got my first job after un...

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David OatesActiance - Theale

Somebody is Watching Me

30 April 2012  |  2131 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The last couple of weeks have seen UK newspapers filled with stories over UK Government plans to expand its monitoring activities to include email and social media. The two extreme ends of the point o...

TagsSecurityRisk & regulation
Steve GrobFidessa - London

Still hacking away at HFT

30 April 2012  |  2343 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Had a distinct sense of déjà vu at TradeTech in London last week. Seems like much of the debate and chatter was the same as it was last year – HFT, ill thought through regulation, etc. It struck me, t...

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David LewisSunGard Astec Analytics - London

Regulatory Spotlight: ESMA Guidelines on Economic Ownership

30 April 2012  |  1416 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The common English saying, “possession is 9/10ths of the law” can often be applied when facing small, everyday challenges such as, “Who really booked this meeting room for 3:00 p.m.?” Those sitting in...

Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Business Security Measures to Prevent Fake Twitter Accounts

30 April 2012  |  1825 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Hacking a business Twitter account seems to be a favorite pastime for those wanting some kind of retribution and for others it’s just plain fun. Once the businesses Twitter account is hacked their ...

TagsSecurityRisk & regulation
Stanley EpsteinCitadel Advantage Ltd - Modiin

How do we put banking back into banks?

29 April 2012  |  2068 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

I spend a good part of my working day reading – about banks and banking. It is part of what I do; and the reading part is the way that I try to keep up-to-date with current developments across the glo...

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