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BRACING FOR FINANCIAL REFORM
Arthur Johnson, CEO, United Bank of Michigan
Arthur Johnson, CEO, United Bank of Michigan

Will Regulatory Turmoil Be the Death of IT Innovation?
Washington has taken a strong stand on financial reform, and bankers say they understand that. But already-burdened technology organizations will have a hard time keeping up with the flood of changing requirements, and innovation may be the first to fall victim.

Banks Ponder the New Normal of Risk Management
Regulators are calling for simplicity, but the financial world calls for ever more complex risk management and analytics, according to Dana Wiklund of IDC Financial Insights.

Banks Must Go Beyond the 'Compliance-Only' Mind-Set
In the efforts to comply with new regulations, there's also opportunity for banks to cut costs and become more efficient, says Chris Thompson, head of Accenture's global banking risk management practice.

How Banks Can Become 'Too Smart to Fail'
Microgen's David Sheriff offers four steps large banks can take to avoid being shrunk.

CASE STUDIES
KeyBank Prints Less, Saves $2.5 Million
Cleveland bank has already saved $2.5 million in reduced printing costs through the use of print tracking and reporting software.

Insight Bank Cuts Costs in the Cloud
Insight Bank uses SaaS-based Egnyte for secure document sharing at one-sixth the cost of a packaged solution.

EXEC WATCH
Q&A: Sean Kelley, Deutsche Bank CIO, Believes Banks Belong in the Cloud
As chairman of the Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council, Deutsche Bank's mSean Kelley is working to develop requirements and standards for cloud providers.

FROM THE EDITOR
Is BP Too Big To Fail?
Even as the debate continues over the degree of systemic risk presented by very large, complex global organizations, a new corporate crisis has emerged to illustrate the difficulty of resolving this issue. Only this time it doesn't involve a bank.

SPECIAL REPORT
2010 Bank IT Salary Survey Results
Bank technology professionals who survived the turmoil of the past few years are about to be rewarded with compensation increases over 2009 levels. An exclusive 2010 InformationWeek Analytics survey breaks down the industry's IT salary trends.

EXECUTIVE Q&A
Citi's Jon Beyman on IT Talent
Jon Beyman, managing director of operations and technology for Citi's global institutional client group, discusses the ongoing search for IT talent in financial services and the dangers of the U.S > falling behind other nations in technology development.

SOCIAL MEDIA
Citi, USAA Execs Share Social Media Best Practices
Social media can be scary for banks. Industry pioneers in the space offer 5 tips to help other bankers improve their social (media) lives.

MOBILE PAYMENTS
Wells Fargo Expands Popular Small Biz Mobile Banking Program
The bank has been seeing double-digit growth every month for for its small business mobile banking offering and has been rolling out new options for it.

ONLINE BANKING
BofA, Citi Named Best of Big-Bank Websites
Forrester report shows the top six U.S. banks' websites have room for improvement.

SOURCING WATCH
The Pros and Cons of Vendor Leveraged Buyouts
Leveraged buyouts can help or hurt the target company, notes Bradway Research's Bill Bradway, who advises banks to eye LBOs of their tech providers with caution.

PAYMENTS WATCH
Consumer Payments Flat, But Poised for Growth, IDC Survey Finds
Same-day bill payment, mobile payments and prepaid cards are promising areas, according to IDC.

RISK WATCH
Banks Beef Up Data Security in Spite of Tight Budgets
Budgets may be tight, but banks can't afford not to spend on information security, reports Matt Mancuso, Ernst & Young.

THE INNOVATION FACTOR
How Banks Can Help Clients Meet Healthcare Reform Requirements
Banks can play a critical role in helping healthcare providers leverage technology to meet regulatory requirements while streamlining their payments workflow, asserts Fifth Third Bank's Stuart Hanson.