By Brian Koma, AFCOM, for Optimize | August 12, 2003
Enterprise IT organizations are threatened by the collision of three ominous trends: the continued reliance on mainframe systems, an aging Baby Boomer population, and the limited skills base of younger IT workers.
Thanks to deployment of technologies such as data warehouses and analytical tools, banks pursuing business intelligence strategies are reaping benefits in terms of greater profitability, improved service and stricter regulatory compliance.
The topologies that make SANs cost effective and manageable also make them more vulnerable to security breakdowns. Here's what MasterCard has already done about it, and what other companies should consider.
Banks that create and maintain check image archives on behalf of their customers have control over a potentially valuable source of marketing information. But tapping into that information requires careful consideration of state and national laws.