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Content posted in August 2003
JPMorgan Readies For Growth Business in Public Sector
News  |  8/26/2003  | 
The public sector is a "important, strategic" business for JP Morgan Treasury Services.
Which Electronic Signatures Will Count?
News  |  8/26/2003  | 
Two attorneys with e-commerce expertise describe the kind of e-signatures that might hold up in court.
And the Winner Is: Biller-Direct or Consolidator?
News  |  8/26/2003  | 
In electronic bill payment and presentment, the biller-direct model appears to have defeated the consolidator model. But it may be too early to declare a winner.
A Fine Night For Stargazing
News  |  8/18/2003  | 
Banks' business continuity plans, designed to last through Y2K and battle-tested on September 11th, came to the fore during the power grid failure.
One Wild Week
News  |  8/18/2003  | 
Business-technology executives had a rough go--and it may not be over yet
Credit-Card Processing: A Blackout Story
News  |  8/18/2003  | 
First Data's ability to process transactions continued apace during the blackout.
Aggregation Turns to Billers
News  |  8/12/2003  | 
Yodlee's new EBPP service will provide a standardized interface for connecting to the "biller-direct" Web sites of almost 2,500 service providers.
The Incredible Shrinking Legacy Workforces
News  |  8/12/2003  | 
Enterprise IT organizations are threatened by the collision of three ominous trends: the continued reliance on mainframe systems, an aging Baby Boomer population, and the limited skills base of younger IT workers.
How The Internet Can Help Serve Small Business Customers
News  |  8/12/2003  | 
Gomez's latest SOHO/Micro Banker Scorecard found that only 10 of 17 ranked banks offer prospective small business checking customers the ability to submit application data online.
Executive News
News  |  8/7/2003  | 
Spilling the Beans
News  |  8/7/2003  | 
There's more in common between banking and baseball than you might think.
Bank of America Keeps Merchants Informed With Visa Account Updater
News  |  8/4/2003  | 
Bank of America has rolled out a new Visa service that helps merchants stay appraised of changes involving customers who have established recurring bill payment services.
Merrill Gets Real About Managing Data
News  |  8/4/2003  | 
Merrill Lynch reins in real-time news from thousands of Web sites, with software that organizes, streamlines and customizes the news for 400 desktops in its equity-sales and trading groups.
How Secure Is Your SAN?
News  |  8/4/2003  | 
The topologies that make SANs cost effective and manageable also make them more vulnerable to security breakdowns. Here's what MasterCard has already done about it, and what other companies should consider.

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