Roy T. Fielding, Ph.D, named chief scientist for Day, a provider of business unification solutions; Cort H. Pouch appointed vice president of global sales for DWL Inc., a unified business service provider; Robert Pavich appointed vice president of banking solutions for Centerpost Corporation, a provider of automated communications solutions.
Bancaroma Group subsidiary implements Sungard's Decalog straight-through processing solution; South African financial institutions join PRISM, a national credit card fraud detection system developed by Retail Decisions; Halifax Cetelem Credit Ltd implements an automated, external communication system from Docucorp International.
North America Bytes
AgFirst Farm Credit Bank to use ALLTEL's ACBS to service its portfolio of syndicated and participated commercial loans; JPMorgan Investor Services has launched a new third-party compliance feature; First Federal Bank of Hazelton adds the ZEUS CRM solution from S1 Corporation.
The Professional Risk Managers' International Association taps Financial Engineering Associates as its first corporate sponsor; The Equipment Leasing Association's (ELA) annual Investor Conference will be held on March 5 at the Essex House in New York City; PC Flank has designed a free test to see how much invisibility is afforded by eight of the most popular firewall products.
Citibank Offers Corporations Liquidity "alterna"-tives
Citibank has joined Abix, the Alterna Bank Information Exchange, which helps corporations to view a snapshot of their global cash position by drawing information from multiple countries, banking relationships and enterprise systems
Chris Maityard has been appointed chief financial officer for Caplin Systems Ltd; Peter Golden named chief technology officer for e-portals; Michael Winn joins the Board of Directors for Instant-Bank.
JP Morgan acquires majority holding in FundsHub, a European outsourced fund supermarket solutions provider; American Express Bank in Singapore installs wealth management software from Fincentric Corporation; F&C Management Ltd uses Radianz extranet to route FIX orders to brokers worldwide.
North America Bytes
Merchants Bank to use marketing CRM product from Proscape Technologies to power CommerceLYNX Business Banking offering; FirstService Bank chooses Raymond James Financial Services to provide full-service investment programs; Countrywide Credit Industries to standardize its customer and employee-facing operations to Siebel 7; National City Corporation subsidiary forms strategic relationship with InsureZone.
Gilson & Associates, IBM and Carreker to jointly sponsor the annual CPCS Sharing the Knowledge conference; The Securities Industry Middleware Council unveils plans for its third annual security update meeting.
The Business Case for Biometrics
The IDs of the future may be biometric: fingerprints, voice recognition, iris scans and other technologies based on anatomical features unique to an individual. Experts also mention digital signatures.
ABN AMRO expands its presence in the United States through several acquisitions and e-commerce initiatives.
FishMarket Scales Up
The business customers of FishMarket, a global fish trading and auction service based in Scandinavia that's currently in its pilot phase, needed to feel safe with buying and selling fish and seafood online.
Banks Sign On to B2B Standard
Fifteen global financial institutions invest in the Identrus-based Project Eleanor, aimed at providing secure direct business-to-business payments on the Internet.
Wells Fargo teams with Oracle to speed online procurement .
Analyze This: Connecting The Dots
Large companies depend on real-time analytics software not only for CRM, but also to assess performance against competitors and the market.
Banks increasingly rely on a CRM systems to better target marketing efforts.
UNCB Taps Outsourcing Provider
Union National Community Bank's core processing platform is hindering its speed to market, hence limiting its ability to compete.
Bank Gets Texas-Sized Boost in Throughput
IBC searches for a new core banking application to replace its mainframe system, the short list of requirements included customization, scalability and ease-of-use.
Regions Moves Online Banking In-House
Regions Financial Corp. is one of the first financial institutions to benefit from a new partnership between S1 and IBM to offer a total e-finance solution.
CIBC Taps PeopleSoft HR System
CIBC turns to the PeopleSoft 8 HRMS application suite to streamline its HR business processes and provide employees with improved access to key HR information and services.
Mortgage 2000 Group licenses WebLogic e-business software from BEA Systems to power its moneysupermarket.com aggregation service.
Halifax Installs Antivirus System
Any Halifax machine connected directly or indirectly, to our corporate network must have a demonstrable antivirus solution installed on it.
Bank of America signs $71 million, seven-year ATM servicing agreement with Diebold; Texas Bay Area Credit Union installs 816 Audio System, a communication system for drive-up teller stations from Diebold; BB&T licenses RECON-Plus.
Out With The Old
This issue of BS&T is the first produced in 2002; finally, we're able to join everyone else in bidding adieu to a troublesome 2001.