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

PayPal, Google Fire Salvos, Lawsuits Over Trade Secrets
May 31, 2011 @ 13:44 PM | By Matt Gunn

PayPal files suit over trade secrets in response to Google's new NFC venture, Google says expertise comes with the employees.

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Regulatory Enforcement of IT Security: Slap on the Wrist vs. Padlock on the Door
May 30, 2011 @ 20:53 PM | By Art Gillis

Regulatory Enforcement of IT Security: The times demand a more aggressive approach to data security.

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What do the sixth largest U.S. bank and a small credit union in Oregon have in common?
May 24, 2011 @ 11:08 AM | By Art Gillis

A scalable lending risk management solution is the secret sauce for some banks, regardless of asset size.

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Tipping Point for Identity Management
May 23, 2011 @ 11:05 AM | By Michael Versace- IDC Financial Insights and Sally Hudson- IDC

A changing landscape might inspire a wholesale revolution in identity management.

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Social Media Expertise Is A Joke
May 19, 2011 @ 11:37 AM | By Matt Gunn

Everyone's talking social media, but no one has all the answers. Want to reap the benefits of increased customer sentiment, transparency, trust and recommendations that social media offers? Don't worry about the ROI. Dive in and give it a try.

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The Unappreciated Secret(s) of Banking Success
May 17, 2011 @ 10:10 AM | By Art Gillis

The unappreciated secret(s) of banking success: If your bank doesn't have a Betty or hundreds of Bettys, it's time to change banks.

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Hard Hat Required: Bank Systems’ Reconstruction Site
May 12, 2011 @ 11:16 AM | By Martin Redington- Microgen

Banks not planning some sort of core systems demolition soon will be left in the dust.

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Visa's Digital Wallet Is An Inevitable Step Toward A Cardless Future
May 11, 2011 @ 13:59 PM | By Matt Gunn

The newly-announced electronic payments capabilities might break the 'mobile wallet' concept from the realm of science fiction.

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As the Bank Turns
May 10, 2011 @ 08:00 AM | By Kathy Burger

Before all the memories of the crisis fade, bankers would do well to consider a recent development in the entertainment industry: the demise of two venerable soap operas.

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What Bank Technology Project Managers Can Learn from the Ambush of Osama Bin Laden
May 09, 2011 @ 16:05 PM | By Art Gillis

The ambush of Osama Bin Laden contained hundreds of lessons for ordinary project managers.

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2 Ingredients For Mobile App-Based Banking
May 09, 2011 @ 12:18 PM | By Matt Gunn

Mobile apps should be built to monitor and move money.

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The Limits of Social Media Analytics and the Need for Human Analysis
May 05, 2011 @ 11:07 AM | By Penny Crosman

There's significant value in having people -- not just software -- monitor social media comments.

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Coexisting with Financial Services Reform: Survival of the Fleetest?
May 04, 2011 @ 16:14 PM | By Phillip Faulkner- MetraTech

How can banks navigate the new landscape constrained by macro-economic conditions and decreases in interest revenue combined with implementation of higher fees to make up for revenue losses?

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Mobile NFC Venture Isis Loses Ambition In The Face Of Competition
May 04, 2011 @ 12:23 PM | By Matt Gunn

The Wall Street Journal reports that Isis, a joint mobile payments venture between AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, is scaling back its ambition. But did it spur innovation among traditional players and banks?

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If There's a New Twist in Cloud Computing, Will Someone Tell Me What It Is?
May 03, 2011 @ 10:18 AM | By Art Gillis

Cloud computing appears to be the rage, except for the top six bank core vendors

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ING Direct Makes Mobile P2P Payments As Easy As Bumping Knuckles
May 02, 2011 @ 11:39 AM | By Matt Gunn

U.S.-based online-only subsidiary of ING Group becomes the first bank to incorporate Bump Technologies' API into its mobile app to enable payments.

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Finding Ways to Reduce IT Costs While Replacing Lost Revenues
May 01, 2011 @ 21:37 PM | By Rich Walsh- Viewpointe

Bankers should consider outsourcing records management as they consider different expense-reduction strategies.

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