M. Arthur Gillis
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M. Arthur Gillis

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The Best Banking Relationship Is A Two-Way Arrangement

23 Jan 2020

Sometimes a microcosm speaks louder than a Wall Street analyst's report about the merits of a giant bank. Here's one example: I use 7 large banks. A few I didn't pick because they arrived at my door from M&A transactions. But suffice it to say, my 19 accounts are handled well because I know the meaning of "best of breed". I also kno...

 

Fifty-Five IT Companies that Really Know Banking

24 Oct 2019

"Automation in Banking - 2016" is a 464-page report that contains profile information on 55 bank software and services companies. I created the format to which each "vendor" responded. As a result of Mr. Zuckerberg's testimony to the Congress yesterday, I too confess that I did NOT check each fact. But I did select the companie...

 

Take a Fresh Look at USA-based Core Systems Vendors

16 Oct 2019

In 2016, I took a sabbatical after PDFing 464 electronic pages of "Automation in Banking - 2016." The report wasn't perfect, but even the Financial Management system I built for the Strategic Air Command in 1960 wasn't perfect either. When Col. Young signed off after the beta test, I wanted to suggest that I extend my discharge date to...

 

So You Think You Want a Career in Banking, Eh?

23 Jul 2019

Currently, there is much written about careers in banking. It's not fake news, but it sounds more like fantasy news. Here is my interpretation of the real landscape, and I offer it to readers just to level the marketing hype with reality: Goal Reality Quick rise to the top Never happens in a bank. It takes 30 ...

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