Vendor Views: Online Exclusive
Round out your perspective on 2005 with these additional, Web-only vendor views to supplement BS&T's second-annual Business Technology Forecast.
What’s In Your Toilet?
I was very literal-minded as a young boy. Once, my mother handed me a roll of toilet paper and asked me to put it in the toilet in the upstairs bathroom.
As concerns about terrorism and fraud intensify, money laundering has become both a compliance and a competitive issue, with attendant consequences.
Who Goes There?
Bank of America cuts through password confusion with Netegrity solution.
Running Ahead of the Pack
To gain competitive advantage, Union Bank of California is constantly seeking improvement through technology innovation. Next on its list: server consolidation, network upgrades and imaging solutions.
Less Is More
Zions Bank gains by consolidating on common platforms.
The future of Wells Fargo's business offerings: easy-to-use tools.
Expect robust spending growth, particularly for enterprise IT projects.
Synergy goals should reflect an understanding of IT systems and capabilities.
Sophisticated analytics and credit derivatives are helping banks stay solvent.
Time to Digitize
To truly formalize business processes, firms must pursue an enterprisewide strategy.
Along with bankers and consultants, BS&T asked several technology providers and experts for their views on the prospects for financial technology in the new year. The common thread among their visions: optimism.
Recipe for Failure
Krispy Kreme's rise (no pun intended) and decline presents a classic cautionary tale to any organization that cares about profitable growth, brand value, business intelligence capabilities and management responsiveness (that is, every business).
Fortifying Your Network-Access Control
Passwords are still the dominant method of securing data, but with blurring network borders, higher stakes transactions and stricter regulations, you need more powerful tools to prevent unauthorized access.
Recruiters Top Interview Stories
Most people are aware of the applicability of smart cards to payments, but have seen many programs fail in the US. Industry estimates of when smart cards will have a strong US presence range from five to 10 years and beyond. Celent does not expect them to have a significant presence for at least seven years.
Click to Pay
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care looks to edocs online billing solution to improve cash flow and boost customer satisfaction.
The Flap Over Float
I can hear the campaign ads already: "Congressman So-and-So voted for Check 21 to help the big banks collect your money faster when you deposit a check," intones The Voice.
News & Rollouts
First National Joins the Party; Mitek's QuickStrokes Recognition Tool; IBM Enhances Workplace Solutions; Fuego's BPM 5.5; Bank of India Deploys Misys; Hancock Implements AlterPoint; Hancock Implements AlterPoint; Maybank Rolls Out Welcome
The techniques of field research pay dividends at the bank branch.