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Bank IT Spending Outlook For 2012
September 30, 2011 @ 11:37 AM | By Bryan Yurcan

Will bank IT spending go up or down in 2012 after a year of modest growth? Let us know how your budget is shaping up by taking a Bank Systems & Technology survey.

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Cloud Payments Offer Real Opportunity for Banks
September 30, 2011 @ 11:14 AM | By Bryan Yurcan

Banks can cut out the middleman with a robust cloud payments offering, according to a new report from IDC Financial Insights.

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What Are Banks' Biggest IT Budget Challenges for 2012?
September 28, 2011 @ 10:55 AM | By Kathy Burger

After a year where IT budgets grew (albeit modestly), will banks be spending less, more or about the same on technology in 2012? Let us know how your budget is shaping up by participating in a Bank Systems & Technology survey.

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How Are You Navigating the 2012 Banking IT Budget Process?
September 27, 2011 @ 09:26 AM | By Kathy Burger

Whether they are bigger or smaller than in 2011, banks' 2012 IT budgets will have to address everything from compliance to core systems to customer experience. Tell us how your budget is shaping up by participating in a Bank Systems & Technology survey.

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Google Wallet: An Anticlimactic Launch
September 22, 2011 @ 17:06 PM | By Olivia LaBarre

Google Wallet has been touted as the payment method of the future, but right now, the majority of people can't even use it.

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On the Fast Track to eBAM
September 20, 2011 @ 23:25 PM | By Tom Durkin- Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Although the premise of electronic bank account management (eBAM) is simple, the transition from a paper-based traditional bank account management process to this automated approach is a giant leap.

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MasterCard Demos the (Google) Wallet of the Future
September 16, 2011 @ 10:27 AM | By Bryan Yurcan

Media and analysts were able to to get a firsthand look at the future of mobile payments as the company demoed some of the features of the Google Wallet app.

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How Has the Banking Industry Changed in a Decade?
September 09, 2011 @ 10:54 AM | By Kathy Burger

The banking industry survived, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, only to be confronted in 2008 with the challenges of the global financial crisis. Both events, along with some key technology developments, shaped the financial services industry in which we work today.

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Morgan Stanley Exec Discusses Public-Private Partnership to Assess Security Threats
September 09, 2011 @ 10:43 AM | By Bryan Yurcan

Since the attacks of Sept. 11, the financial services industry and government agencies have been sharing information and partnering to combat emerging threats.

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Q&A: An Expert View on How Sept. 11 Affected the Banking Industry
September 09, 2011 @ 09:56 AM | By Olivia LaBarre

Deloitte's Michael Zeldin says that banks have increasingly turned to technology to help keep up with regulations resulting from the terrorist attacks.

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What is the Future of Community Banks?
September 08, 2011 @ 10:02 AM | By Bryan Yurcan

Celent data shows that the smallest banks are increasingly getting a smaller piece of the pie.

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Fraudsters Fool U.S. Cybercrime Official
September 06, 2011 @ 11:43 AM | By Olivia LaBarre

Jenny Durkan, who is more familiar with information theft crimes than most people, admits to being scammed by ATM skimming hardware.

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Is EMV Past Its Prime?
September 01, 2011 @ 10:57 AM | By Olivia LaBarre

Dena Hamilton, detection and fraud expert at Detica, says the slowly burgeoning card payment standard might not be the security solution that many think it to be.

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