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Honor Roll: This Week's Top Bank Blogs (Dec. 13-19)

Our favorite banking technology-related blog posts from around the Web (December 13-19, 2009):

Our favorite banking technology-related blog posts from around the Web (December 13-19, 2009):Person-to-Person Electronic Payments Grew During the Recession and Are Now Ready for Larger Growth

A press release masquerading as a blog entry, this post from Javelin Strategy & Research covers the emerging P2P electronic payments market, an area that BS&T also highlights in its 2010 Forecast issue. "Javelin data found P2P activity doubling in the last year, and now projects high growth through 2014. Leading financial institutions are expected to take advantage of the opportunity through [services] that work on smartphones, and especially the Apple iPhone," the press release says. ---

Improve Web Readability With... Readability

Forrester's Bruce Temkin discusses Web site readability and a product called, well, Readability that cleans up web pages to make them more easily read by the user. To demonstrate, Temkin puts the product to work on his most recent blog post. ---

You Could Fall Victim to a Phishing Attack

As I discovered when speaking to several experts for a recent feature story on fraud detection, phishing may not be a new fraud threat, but it is still a very popular and a very dangerous one. In this post, the Hyperguarding Your When Applications blog author runs down some of the recent statistics regarding phishing attacks and the banking industry. ---

Why did IBM buy Lombardi?

Tech industry veteran Judith Hurwitz takes a look at the strategy behind IBM's most recent acquisition, BPM firm Lombardi. "The obvious question is why would IBM need yet another business process management platform? After all, IBM has a large portfolio of business process management software - some homegrown and some from various acquisitions such as Filenet, ILOG, and Webify," she writes.

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