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

Five Steps to Effective Idea and Product Testing
February 28, 2011 @ 11:53 AM | By Patrick O'Reilly- Applied Predictive Technologies

Some ideas should be truly tested for soundness, not just piloted and deployed.

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Spanish Security Firm Identifies New Trojan Affecting European Banks
February 28, 2011 @ 11:52 AM | By Matt Gunn

Difficult to detect, the Tatanga Man-in-the-Browser trojan affects as many as eight browsers.

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Microsoft and its Partners Express Optimism Around IT Investment
February 25, 2011 @ 12:27 PM | By Matt Gunn

Innovation, differentiation of services and cloud computing are consistent themes with Microsoft's partners.

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Synchronization: The Key to Protecting Banks' Key Organizational Asset...Their Data
February 24, 2011 @ 13:36 PM | By Bill Carey- Siber Systems Inc.

Global systems bolster network performance and service levels, while synchronization solutions can ensure uninterrupted access to (and protection for) critical files

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One in Five Smart Phone Owners Admit to Being Addicted
February 24, 2011 @ 09:50 AM | By Penny Crosman

65% of iPhone users would fish their beloved device out of a public commode, survey finds.

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Social Media: Perhaps Retail Banks Just Don't Get It
February 23, 2011 @ 12:23 PM | By Matt Gunn

An Ovum survey shows global retail banks are still slow to take up social media, and that they might be missing out.

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New OddJob Malware Targets Online Banking Users
February 22, 2011 @ 11:52 AM | By Penny Crosman

OddJob Trojan silently joins online banking sessions and lets criminals conduct transactions after the legitimate user has logged out.

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Dear Bank CEO, Where Are You Taking the Bank? Your Core System Wants to Know
February 22, 2011 @ 10:02 AM | By Art Gillis

The beauty of a two-page strategic plan.

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Banks Are Driving ERM Programs, But Believe Their Risk Technology Needs Work
February 18, 2011 @ 11:15 AM | By Penny Crosman

A Deloitte survey shows that an impressive 86% of banks have chief risk officers and 79% have an enterprise risk management program in place or in progress. But the numbers of those happy with their current risk technology are much lower.

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Community Banker, Wall Streeters Hired to CFPB Posts
February 18, 2011 @ 07:19 AM | By Penny Crosman

Ex-bankers from Deutsche Bank, Capital One Financial, Morgan Stanley, Philadelphia National Bank and Start Community Bank to join the consumer protection agency for financial services.

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Google's Schmidt Says Mobile Payments Will Boom As Part of Mobile Consumerism
February 16, 2011 @ 10:56 AM | By Penny Crosman

Consumer shopping will drive mobile payments, Schmidt believes.

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BankSimple Aims to Declutter Mobile, Online Banking
February 15, 2011 @ 16:48 PM | By Penny Crosman

A small group of banks will offer basic checking and card accounts through BankSimple's stripped-down interface.

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Making the Case for Core
February 15, 2011 @ 12:22 PM | By Matt Gunn

To say the least, core banking systems renewal is a hot topic among banks. Here's an opportunity to learn more about one of the industry's top technology trends.

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Intel Says New vPro Boosts Performance and Speed, for Laptops, Virtual Desktops
February 15, 2011 @ 11:36 AM | By Penny Crosman

More powerful Core processors, built in authentication features and a Citrix collaboration make the latest vPro laptops and desktops worth a look.

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The Sweet Spot of Banking -- 1,208 Mid-Tier Commercial Banks
February 15, 2011 @ 09:32 AM | By Art Gillis

Why mid-size banks are good at core systems deployment.

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In Closing Branches, BofA Validates Videoconferencing
February 11, 2011 @ 11:56 AM | By Matt Gunn

While Bank of America will close more branches this year, it will also begin to use videoconferencing as a means to connect customers and bankers.

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Through A Boomlet of PFM Tools, Banks Offer Consumers Budget Help
February 11, 2011 @ 11:21 AM | By Penny Crosman

PNC, Bank of Montreal and Lloyds TSB are rolling out or enhancing their personal financial management offerings, to meet consumers' psychological need to take control of their budgets.

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Americans Misjudge When It Comes to Spending
February 10, 2011 @ 10:55 AM | By Penny Crosman

A Chase survey finds that when people think they're in control of their spending or have stuck to a budget, they're often wrong.

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Serving the Underserved Can Help Banks Regain Lost Revenues
February 09, 2011 @ 19:24 PM | By Jack Leach- Managing Principal- EVP- CAST Management Consultants- Inc.

Why aren't banks moving more aggressively to tap into the pot of gold represented by the more than 100 million underserved, underbanked and unbanked consumers?

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Oracle's Mark Hurd Discusses the Shifting Global Market, Integration and Security
February 09, 2011 @ 11:46 AM | By Matt Gunn

Hurd's Oracle Financial Services Forum keynote highlights the changing shape of technology.

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Can Square, Intuit and Other Mobile Payment Providers Compete With A 12-Cent Debit Card Transaction?
February 08, 2011 @ 11:26 AM | By Penny Crosman

They may provide ease of use, but new mobile payment providers targeting small and medium size businesses don't seem to offer transactions cheaper than post-Dodd-Frank debit card payments.

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What's in Store for 5,195 Small Community Banks in the U.S.?
February 08, 2011 @ 10:12 AM | By Art Gillis

What small banks need to do to evade extinction.

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Mark to Market for Lending Dies -- Good News or Not?
February 07, 2011 @ 10:48 AM | By Bill Bradway

Although a mark-to-market rule for bank loans is off the table, loan troubles persist.

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Transforming for Growth in Financial Services
February 04, 2011 @ 10:46 AM | By Bob Reinhold- Ernst & Young LLP

Creating a platform that enables growth requires banks to embark on transformation programs to make infrastructure and applications capable of supporting a dynamic business agenda.

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CFPB Meets YouTube
February 04, 2011 @ 09:31 AM | By Penny Crosman

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new website courts consumers with friendly video messages.

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Google's Tablet-Centric New Android OS Brings Encryption to Enterprise IT, But Will Companies Adopt Honeycomb over Apple iOS?
February 03, 2011 @ 11:43 AM | By Matt Gunn

Android tablets will have more security options for enterprise IT.

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Banks Have Yet to Create the Killer App for Mobile Banking
February 03, 2011 @ 11:41 AM | By Penny Crosman

Although 10 million U.S. adults use mobile banking, that doesn't mean they like it, says Forrester senior analyst Emmett Higdon.

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USAA Formally Launches Its iPad App
February 02, 2011 @ 09:45 AM | By Penny Crosman

USAA continues to lead at offering innovative mobile applications for banking, insurance and investments.

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The Big 4 Banks and 935 De Novos Look the Same Only in Their Delivery of Tech Services to Customers
February 01, 2011 @ 11:22 AM | By Art Gillis

The technology differences between large, established banks and de novos are not as great as one would think.

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