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August 15, 2011  2:36 PM

If banks can put down their weapons and share their toys any industry can

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Shared services, Swift

I blogged earlier about SWIFT as an example of a shared service that goes way beyond offering organisations a way of reducing overheads by...

June 29, 2011  1:50 PM

Can shared services do more than just cut overheads?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Shared services, Swift

Shared services in all but name have been around longer than most social media CEOs, but as a result of tough times they're being pushed to the fore. 

But can they be more than just putting servers from a group of organisations into the same building and actually add value on...

June 21, 2011  6:00 AM

App store for banks in incubation

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
App store, Cloud Computing, Swift

The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (Swift) is experimenting with an app store for banks. Swift, which is a cooperative shared service, has been offering a payments messaging service to banks for 40 years.

I picked this up...

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.


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