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

Five Ways Video Can Extend Bankers' Brains
April 18, 2014 @ 14:33 PM | By Vern Hanzlik- Qumu

Here's how video can make bankers more knowledgeable and agile in their day-to-day interactions.

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Recognizing the Best in Bank Technology
April 17, 2014 @ 09:43 AM | By Bryan Yurcan

Each year, Bank Systems & Technology honors the most innovative CIOs with our Elite 8 awards.

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All Roads Lead to the Omnichannel
April 16, 2014 @ 09:17 AM | By Ross Wainwright- SAP

How to chase the savvy banking customer through an omnichannel strategy.

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Heartbleed: Making The Case For SDN
April 11, 2014 @ 09:40 AM | By Lori MacVittie- InformationWeek

Software-defined networking technology could help protect against vulnerabilities like Heartbleed. It's time to develop a more mature SDN option.

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Leveraging Analytics to Improve Loss Forecasting
April 04, 2014 @ 15:20 PM | By Harsha Rao- Mu Sigma

There are repercussions to future funding when loan losses are not accurately predicted as the banks credibility is lost.

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Banks Must Embrace a Customer-Centric Model
April 04, 2014 @ 09:45 AM | By Arun Varadarajan- iGATE

Once banks crack the code on how to deliver a better experience to customers, they will position themselves to seize phenomenal opportunities to engage with customers.

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Mobility in Banking: A Game Changer
April 02, 2014 @ 12:07 PM | By Bryan Yurcan

Mobility is transforming every aspect of the financial services enterprise. Bank Systems & Technology and leading experts will discuss best practices and where the industry goes from here in our May executive forum.

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The Path to Customer Centricity Through the Cloud
March 26, 2014 @ 11:47 AM | By Jonathan Camhi

Banks can position themselves better for a customer-centric model by by leveraging the cloud to simplify their IT environments.

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Mobile Payments and Banks: Looking Forward
March 21, 2014 @ 10:42 AM | By Bryan Yurcan

Banks must figure out how and to what extent they want to play in the mobile payments game.

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Revisiting the Health Savings Account Opportunity
March 21, 2014 @ 10:00 AM | By Tom Torre- Alegeus Technologies

With market forces likely to drive significant HSA growth, financial institutions must refine their strategies and solutions to capitalize on the revenue potential of these tax-advantaged accounts.

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Retail EMV Adoption: Eyes Wide Open
March 21, 2014 @ 09:28 AM | By Tim Tang- Hughes Network Systems

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The Changing Look of Banking IT Leadership
March 20, 2014 @ 11:58 AM | By Kathy Burger

As the Anita Borg Institute awards Bank of America its 2014 Top Company for Women in Computing award, it's worth noting that Bank Systems & Technology's Elite 8 Awards also reflect the changing dynamics in banking IT leadership. Nominations for 2014 honorees are underway.

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How To Be A Better Bank: Self-Policing Your Bank's Compliance Program
March 14, 2014 @ 14:16 PM | By Paul Schaus- CCG Catalyst Consulting Group

Is your bank proactive or reactive in its compliance risk management practices? It could make a big difference in how regulators deal with your institution.

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7 Steps for a Successful Cloud Implementation
March 14, 2014 @ 11:04 AM | By Matthew Johnson- Cloud Sherpas

The cloud is a game-changer for banks, but presents challenges around data and compliance. Here’s how to successfully manage the implementation process.

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Bitcoin, Meet Darwin: Crypto Currency's Future
March 13, 2014 @ 10:07 AM | By Matthew Schwartz- InformationWeek

First-movers rarely survive, but some experts see a real future for government-issued crypto currency.

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Extending the Life of Your Core Banking Platform
March 07, 2014 @ 13:14 PM | By John Milani Jr. AlixPartners

Sizing up the options for replacing core systems.

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The Regulatory Pressure Cooker: Retail Banks Evaluate Their Budgets
February 28, 2014 @ 12:13 PM | By Rex Gooch- SunGard

Banks must spend wisely on the increasing regulatory burden.

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Mobile Banking: Making Security and Convenience a Package Deal
February 28, 2014 @ 08:45 AM | By Todd Hawkins- CSC

The key to mobile security success is a multi-layered approach that enables companies to verify who their customers are and what they are authorized to do.

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The Continuing Evolution of Customer Experience
February 24, 2014 @ 11:11 AM | By Bryan Yurcan

BBVA's acquisition of "the bank that doesn't suck" is part of the industry's overall move away from traditional service models.

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Mobile Banking Trends For 2014
February 20, 2014 @ 09:45 AM | By Bob Graham- Virtusa

Mobile banking will continue to evolve as more nuanced offerings come to the marketplace.

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How Banks Can Stay On Top of Customer Expectations
February 19, 2014 @ 10:12 AM | By Ross Wainwright- SAP

Banks need to cater to the online, always-on-the-go consumer.

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IT Pros Winter Olympics: 13 Breathtaking Competitions
February 10, 2014 @ 08:55 AM | By Thomas Claburn

Nordic Combined Troubleshooting: Not for the faint of heart. Resolve your non-technical spouse's email connectivity issue over the phone, in the air, while ski jumping.

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Creating A Strong Foundation for Securing Payment Data With PCI Standards
February 05, 2014 @ 14:47 PM | By Bob Russo- PCI Security Standards Council

The challenge of keeping data safe can’t be solved by a single technology, standard, mandate, or regulation. The PCI Security Standards Council is an example of the industry collaboration that is needed today.

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Mobile Commerce: The Next Fraud Frontier
February 04, 2014 @ 11:15 AM | By Bryan Yurcan

Mobile commerce continues to grow, but fraud prevention tactics in this channel need to grow at an equal pace as well.

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Finding The Balance Between Compliance & Security
February 03, 2014 @ 11:53 AM | By Tom Bowers

IT departments can reduce security risks by combining the flexibility of ISO 27000 with the stringent requirements of PCI. Here's how.

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