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Cloud computing - only cloudy or with silver lining too?!

28 January 2008  |  3932 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

With the amazing speed & success of Google, cloud computing has emerged as the leading edge paradigm of computing architectures. The "newness" (or "fogginess", as the cynical banker is apt to think!) of this concept can be gauged from the fact that a Google search "define: cloud computing" results in zero results...

Alan GoodrichGoodrich analytiX Ltd - Nairobi

Anyone got 1 Euro to spare..?

28 January 2008  |  4497 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 2

On 5th March 1995 Dutch banking and insurance group ING bought Barings for £1 and assumed liabilities of over $600m. According to some McKinsey research presented by Mark Lawrence at a PRMIA event I attended in London on 18th December 2006, based on a sample of more than 350 operational loss events, normalized for industry performance, the decline ...

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Alan GoodrichGoodrich analytiX Ltd - Nairobi

The Retail Branch debate won't die...

28 January 2008  |  4568 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Just when you thought the subject had safely swam off quietly into deeper waters, frightened off by crazed French bankers; the debate resurfaces thanks to those nice analysts at Celent.

TagsRetail banking
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Rogue Implications

24 January 2008  |  3699 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Once again the vulnerability of global financial institutions is illuminated by the operations of a single individual. Today's announcement of EUR5 billion in losses at SocGen adds to an ever-expandi...

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Financial Power 2.0

22 January 2008  |  3129 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

It would seem that we have entered a period of bipolarity in global financial affairs. On the one side we have (Eastern) sovereign wealth funds charged with investing vast sums amassed through explosi...

Paul Penrose
Paul PenroseFinextra - London

Security: Are banks fighting a losing battle?

11 January 2008  |  2961 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Some recent headlines from the past month: Barclays chairman loses £10,000 in ID fraud scam Halifax facing Chip and PIN fraud lawsuit Dutch cops arrest 14 ABN Amro customers as phishing mules Phishing...

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Mobile Finance Rising

07 January 2008  |  3437 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Mobile finance is indeed on the rise, and all indications are that this industry will be at the forefront of transformation in global financial services. This is perhaps no more apparent than in devel...

Colin Day
Colin DaySunGard - London

It had better be a really smart phone

03 January 2008  |  3086 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 2

A lot is riding on the little piece of technology we have in our pockets. Besides the telecoms companies and handset manufacturers the most recent industries to stake their future on the 3ounce (85g) ...

TagsPaymentsPost-trade & ops
Paul Penrose
Paul PenroseFinextra - London

Digital cash and other payment myths

02 January 2008  |  3006 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

We’ve seen plenty of posts on this community that play with the idea of virtual currencies, the eradication of paper-based cheques and the ultimate demise of hard cash. The emergence of a truly digit...

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