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Featuring commentary from the editors of Bank Systems & Technology, as well as other bank technology industry experts.

Unplug and Enjoy the Break, If You Can
December 23, 2010 @ 10:34 AM | By Penny Crosman

The downside of texting at the holiday dinner table.

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Barney Frank Objects to Fed's 12-Cent Cap on Debit Card Fees
December 22, 2010 @ 11:08 AM | By Penny Crosman

Dodd-Frank co-author says the amount card providers are allowed to charge is too low to cover their costs, and that fees ought to be left to the free market.

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Product Bundling is the Key to Profitability
December 22, 2010 @ 09:39 AM | By David Bomser- Oracle

With the right technology, banks can come up with the right product mixes to meet customers' ever-changing needs.

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Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Provisions Could Hamper Banks' Compliance Efforts, NACD Claims
December 21, 2010 @ 10:56 AM | By Penny Crosman

Rules incent informers to bypass their internal compliance departments and report foul play directly to the SEC, the group says.

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If I Were A Bank CIO...
December 21, 2010 @ 09:53 AM | By Art Gillis

CIOs should take advantage of the holiday break to rest, reflect and create a new IT blueprint for their bank.

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Bank of America vs. Wikileaks Battle is Heating Up
December 20, 2010 @ 10:11 AM | By Penny Crosman

Wikileaks founder Assange says banks are attacking him and vows to release incriminating documents about them.

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Leveraging Lean in Financial Services: Making It Work
December 20, 2010 @ 10:02 AM | By James A. Cook- LLC- Principal- Workforce Management Consulting- and Malysa O'Connor- director- financial services group- Kronos Inc.

Banks can learn from the automobile industry's success in applying Lean production practices to gain efficiency and improve quality.

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A Long-Term View of the Fed’s Debit Interchange Gambit
December 20, 2010 @ 09:48 AM | By Bill Bradway

What kinds of changes will banks need to make to both the debit card account and related debit card processing fees for consumers and merchants?

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Industry Reacts, Need We Say Unfavorably, to Fed's 12-Cent Cap on Debit Fees
December 17, 2010 @ 09:27 AM | By Penny Crosman

The ABA, ICBA, Visa and MasterCard all have strong words for the Federal Reserve's strict limit on debit card interchange fees.

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Three Ways to Play Smarter with Mobile and Social Networking
December 16, 2010 @ 12:24 PM | By Matt Gunn

Generally speaking, people aren't that aware of the risks involved with mobile commerce, banking and social networking.

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The UBS Guide to Fashion
December 15, 2010 @ 10:15 AM | By Penny Crosman

UBS dress code requires bankers to wear deodorant to retain freshness, confidence and vitality.

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Leaks, Freaks, Sneaks, Tweaks and Geeks -- What Do They Mean For Online Banking?
December 14, 2010 @ 10:51 AM | By Art Gillis

Nothing good is the short answer. Now let's look at the long answer.

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Google's Android NFC Support Plus Zetawire Acquisition Equals G-Wallet
December 14, 2010 @ 10:36 AM | By Matt Gunn

The Internet search giant could be the next big player in payments processing.

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Fraud Victims to Protest RBC with Christmas Carols
December 13, 2010 @ 10:29 AM | By Penny Crosman

We'll show you a Holly Jolly Christmas, clients of Ponzi schemer Earl Jones threaten.

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Hackers Take Down Visa, MasterCard Websites in Response to their Wikileaks Stance
December 08, 2010 @ 12:55 PM | By Matt Gunn

An anonymous group allegedly organized a DDOS attack on MasterCard though Internet message board 4Chan.

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One Easy Step to Preventing a 'Wikileak'
December 08, 2010 @ 11:44 AM | By Matt Gunn

Want to know how to protect sensitive data from falling into the wrong hands in one easy step? Simple: label it.

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Citi Makes Savvy Use of Facebook to Promote NYC Tweetup
December 08, 2010 @ 11:08 AM | By Penny Crosman

Good example of how banks can benefit from social media.

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5 New Rules for Twitter
December 07, 2010 @ 10:18 AM | By Art Gillis

Five new rules for Twitter.

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NFC Support Baked Into Google's Latest Version of Android OS
December 06, 2010 @ 17:16 PM | By Matt Gunn

Google's newly-announced Android 2.3, or Gingerbread, comes with Near Field Communications support.

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Data Management: A New World Order or Not?
December 05, 2010 @ 20:51 PM | By Bill Bradway

Data management leaders will produce a comprehensive data management framework that provides a stronger for compliance with future regulatory reporting requirements.

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BofA, State Street Cutting Technology and Ops Staff
December 03, 2010 @ 09:43 AM | By Penny Crosman

IT and operations staff take a hit in the wake of a debit card interchange fee charge and an acquisition spree.

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What Does it Take to Set Up an ATM Skimming Operation?
December 02, 2010 @ 16:35 PM | By Matt Gunn

Tech blog Gizmodo takes a look at how a potential fraudster just might go about getting the necessary gear to set up an ATM skimming operation.

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JPMorgan to Give Its I-Bankers iPads
December 01, 2010 @ 10:11 AM | By Penny Crosman

Two weeks after launching an investment banking research application, the bank is said to be handing out iPads to all investment banking associates.

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