Security Audits, Cyberattacks and other Potential Front Line Issues

By Steve Prentice | November 23, 2016

Defending the Organization When people talk about security audits in an organization, thoughts immediately go to malware, cyberattacks and other front line issues. These appear as the most obvious types of threats and are consequently given the greatest attention. As

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Fintech Report: Financial Services Sector Growth

By Jennifer Klostermann | November 8, 2016

Financial Services Sector Fintech, a term typically describing the small financial start-ups competing with established financial institutions, is increasingly playing a role in our business and private lives, making use of analytics, mobile platforms, digital technology and more. With increased

Will Chatbots Finally Make Mobile Payments Popular?

By Brian Penny | November 2, 2016

The Future of Chatbots We’ve profiled several digital wallet platforms that aim to change how we make payments. Apple, Samsung, and Google all have mobile wallet apps hoping to convince users to use their smartphones instead of credit/debit cards and

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How IoT, Wearables, and Mixed Reality May Disrupt Banking

By Brian Penny | October 31, 2016

Banking Disruption Technology and finance have always gone together. It takes the best, most secure technologies to keep stockpiles of money safe. We don’t often consider banking and technology together, but it’s the banking industry that stands to be disrupted most

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The Growth of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology

By Michela Menting | October 25, 2016

Distributed Ledger Technology Blockchain, also known as Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), is the innovative technology behind Bitcoin. The impact of Bitcoin has been tremendous and, as with any revolutionary technology, was treated initially with awe and apprehension. Since its open

Ouissam Youssef: The Value of a Vertical Market Orientation

By Jennifer Klostermann | October 20, 2016

Vertical Market Orientation Sponsored series by the Valsef Group Vertical markets supply products and services to a specific industry (i.e. banking, real estate, insurance) with precise user specifications, and thus vertical market software offers developments for niche applications which are

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Digital Cashless Society: Dystopian Nightmares or Utopian Dreams

By Josh Hamilton | October 18, 2016

Digital Cashless Society A truly digital cashless society was long the realm of dystopian nightmares (or utopian dreams depending on how you look at it), however, we are suddenly heading down that particular rabbit hole much fast than many could

Why The Sharing Economy Is The Future

By Josh Hamilton | October 13, 2016

The Sharing Economy Today the sharing economy is spreading across the entire economy (check out this infographic via Near Me if you don’t believe me). It is praised by some to be “the future of market capitalism”, and lambasted by others

Deep Learning and AI in Fintech

By Josh Hamilton | October 12, 2016

Deep Learning Financial services have been revolutionised over the last 20 years by increasingly powerful technology such as big data analytics, neural networks, evolutionary algorithms, and machine learning. Now, Fintech is on the cusp of a truly revolutionary moment, the

Big Data’s Significant Role In Fintech

By Jennifer Klostermann | September 29, 2016

Data Banking Fintech covers a range of financial fields such as retail banking, investments, and lending and thanks to the mobile and internet innovations of late is a thriving sector. Offering improvements which drive customer satisfaction and education in an

Fintech Furthering Customer Satisfaction

By Jennifer Klostermann | September 8, 2016

Banking and Financial Institutions Customer satisfaction has been an important part of business success in most industries, though the financial and banking industries have historically displayed far less concern for customer happiness and are often spoken of cynically by their

Technology and the Future of Cognitive Computing

By Kayla Matthews | September 8, 2016

Cognitive Computing Recently popularized by IBM’s highly intelligent Watson supercomputer, which competed on the hit game show Jeopardy, cognitive computing refers to machines that are capable of learning concepts and patterns through advanced language processing algorithms. A system that involves

Fintech Systems, Advancements and Investments

By Jennifer Klostermann | August 26, 2016

Fintech Growth According to a recent report, global investment in fintech companies including both venture-backed and non-venture-backed businesses reached $9.4 billion in the second quarter of 2016; investment in venture capital-backed fintech startups, however, fell by 49%. Nevertheless, the Pulse

The Paradox of Colocation Solutions

By Michael Hollander | August 3, 2016

Colocation Solutions According to Aberdeen Group and Ventana Research, one out of four enterprises surveyed expect their data to grow by more than 30 percent in the next year. In order to cope with the explosive increase in data, we

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Fintech Exploiting AI and Blockchain Technology

By Jennifer Klostermann | July 28, 2016

AI and Blockchain Technology The field of artificial intelligence (AI) had progressed rapidly in the last ten years, though first recognized in the 1950s. From autonomous motor vehicles to digital personal assistants, the technology is making its way into a

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Four Keys For Telecoms Competing In A Digital World

By Tom Dibble | July 21, 2016

Competing in a Digital World Telecoms, otherwise largely known as Communications Service Providers (CSPs), have traditionally made the lion’s share of their revenue from providing pipes and infrastructure. Now CSPs face increased competition, not so much from each other, but

Transforming The Financial Landscape with Fintech

By Jennifer Klostermann | July 5, 2016

Fintech and the Financial Landscape Cloud computing is slowly infiltrating the financial industry, and though some of the more cutting-edge institutions have already adopted a few FinTech advances, the modernisations in store for the sector are far greater. Shrouded in

Birth of Modern Computing Then & Now

By Jennifer Klostermann | June 8, 2016

Modern Computing From as early as the onset of modern computing, the possibility of resource distribution has been explored. Today’s cloud computing environment goes well beyond what most could even have imagined at the birth of modern computing and innovation

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Fintech – Programs, Events and the Future

By Jennifer Klostermann | June 7, 2016

Fintech Programs and Events The Financial Services Roundtable (FSR) has just launched a fintech collaborators program that aims to bring financial and tech industry leaders together. The hope is that this new program will encourage fintech innovation and collaboration while

Connecting With Customers In The Cloud

By Tom Dibble | May 25, 2016

Customers in the Cloud Global enterprises in every industry are increasingly turning to cloud-based innovators like Salesforce, ServiceNow, WorkDay and Aria, to handle critical systems like billing, IT services, HCM and CRM. One need look no further than Salesforce’s and

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