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

There Is No Joy In Email Security, The Mighty Yankees Have Struck Out
April 29, 2011 @ 12:15 PM | By Matt Gunn

The Bronx Bombers are the latest group to leak customer data.

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Another Day, Another Massive Data Breach: Did The Bad Guys Win?
April 28, 2011 @ 01:23 AM | By Matt Gunn

Sony. Epsilon. Millions of customer's names, email addresses and other personal information have been exposed in April.

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Email Phishing Is Serious Business
April 27, 2011 @ 16:33 PM | By Murray Walton- Fiserv

An inside look at how Fiserv CRO Murray Walton communicated an IT threat to 19,000 company associates.

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Elizabeth Warren Visits The Daily Show, Defends Consumer Agency
April 27, 2011 @ 10:33 AM | By Matt Gunn

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau faces a "knife in the back" from lobbyists and special interests who seek to pull its teeth, Warren suggests.

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3 Reasons Why Bank Core Systems Are Like Gorilla Glue
April 26, 2011 @ 11:19 AM | By Art Gillis

Historically, bankers have needed very good reasons to convince them to change their core systems.

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Battle Royale: Durbin Defends Durbin From Dimon
April 22, 2011 @ 12:49 PM | By Matt Gunn

Sen. Dick Durbin's response to JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon's anti-Durbin Amendment rhetoric shows the fight against debit interchange fee regulation has only just begun.

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Apple Squared: Tech Giant Begins Selling Jack Dorsey's Game-Changing Device
April 21, 2011 @ 11:05 AM | By Matt Gunn

Does the tech retail giant's move to sell Square devices to the masses validate mobile card payments?

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5 Things Everyone In Banking Is Talking About
April 20, 2011 @ 14:08 PM | By Matt Gunn

A handful of hot topics among bankers, technologists and analysts.

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The Sell Side of CIF
April 19, 2011 @ 15:01 PM | By Art Gillis

When the bank marketing division hugs the bank IT division, then I'll believe the engagement is more than just sweet nothings.

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A Financial Technology Conference, 140 Characters At A Time
April 19, 2011 @ 13:50 PM | By Matt Gunn

A selection of Tweets from Fiserv's spring conference.

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Community Bankers Are Talking About Dodd-Frank, Mobile And Payments, Too
April 18, 2011 @ 01:26 AM | By Matt Gunn

A couple observations on trending topics among community bankers at Fiserv's Focus 2011 Spring conference.

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What, Exactly, Is A Mobile Payment?
April 15, 2011 @ 13:06 PM | By Matt Gunn

While competing interests and emerging technologies have us waiting to replace our wallets with our phones, let's define terms.

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Social And Mobile: Wherever You Go, There They Are
April 14, 2011 @ 09:30 AM | By Matt Gunn

Banks are buzzing with mobile and social media, but the potential these areas have to change the business remains to be seen.

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BS&T On The Road
April 13, 2011 @ 13:25 PM | By Matt Gunn

BS&T On The Road

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SAP Finally Has a Plan for Core Banking
April 12, 2011 @ 10:46 AM | By Art Gillis

SAP finally has a plan for core banking; are FIS, Fiserv, Temenos, Oracle, Infosys and Misys going to stand by and watch?

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Remembering Bill Bradway
April 07, 2011 @ 09:48 AM | By Kathy Burger

Bill Bradway, long-time bank technology industry authority, passed away April 2 at the age of 64.

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Epsilon Data Breach Emphasizes Need to Proactively Create Security Awareness
April 05, 2011 @ 13:33 PM | By Matt Gunn

Though it's not clear whether an attack is on the horizon, both bank and customer awareness can mitigate risk.

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Large Banks Blew the Lid off IT Expense in 2010
April 05, 2011 @ 10:04 AM | By Art Gillis

Large financial institutions account for more than 80 percent of IT spending; here's the reality behind their spending strategies.

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Chase Punishes Loyal Customers Over Lost Debit Fees
April 01, 2011 @ 12:34 PM | By Matt Gunn

Chase is killing its Disney debit card rewards program in an effort to make customers mad about the Durbin Amendment. But could the third-largest bank have found a better solution?

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