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June 20, 2011  6:00 AM

Will banks avoid the mistake of DIY internet banking platforms and opt for shared mobile banking?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Banks, Shared services, Swift

Everybody is looking at the cloud right now.  This might be a private cloud that sits within an organisation, the public cloud which harnesses software on the web or a community cloud where companies with similar needs share software that doesn't give them any differentiation.


May 10, 2011  9:37 AM

Banks creating the roadmaps for the next phase of IT outsourcing

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Banks, Outsourcing

The recession hit the banks the hardest but it is the banks that are leading the way in the IT recovery and creating roadmaps for the next phase of IT outsourcing.


January 25, 2011  12:14 PM

Java developers in such demand that banks could use them as currency to repay the nation

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Banks, Java, Offshoring

I have been blogging heavily about the UK IT skills shortage debate...

August 30, 2010  9:24 AM

Are banks ready to ditch core banking systems and move out of the box?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Banks, Legacy systems

Could it be possible that we have reached a tipping point that will transform banking technology infrastructures?

A story with a similar headline is probably written every year, but following the banking carnage of the last few years there might be more reason to take note.


August 12, 2010  2:52 PM

Will the strong results of UK banks delay IT outsourcing projects?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Banks, Outsourcing

Banks are watching the government's poker face before major IT outsourcing projects are signed off?

The financial services sector, and banks more specifically, are notoriously heavy outsourcers. But currently despite a big pipeline of deals expected in the future the banks could be...

June 24, 2010  11:14 AM

Banks are outsourcing everything with middle office savings a top target

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Banks, Brodies, Outsourcing

I was talking to Andrew Rigby, the head of outsourcing at legal firm Brodies yesterday. He says that now that we are coming out of recession banks are outsourcing everything to cut costs.

He said there is a major push by banks towards outsourcing the middle office.

He says...

June 16, 2010  3:28 PM

Is social media maturing to the enterprise?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Banks, Facebook, Infosys, social media, twitter

When I look back at old stories for information about current works in progress, I often come across interesting comments made to me during interviews or at conferences in the past.

It is great when a comment made in the past can fit into the new story so succinctly.

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