Pride And Prejudice And Core Systems March 29, 2013The course to a successful core systems modernization effort does not always run smooth. But this may have more to do with culture and communications than with technology. The Costs of Zero Sum Thinking July 20, 2011When innovation is viewed as a zero-sum game it's inevitable the outcomes will be disappointing. Business Alignment Integral to Core System Replacement Success April 19, 2010Banks must have a clear business strategy and C-level sponsorship before they commit to a high-impact core system replacement project, says Paul Sussman, Vice President, First Manhattan Consulting Group. Launching the Right Projects at the Right Time July 06, 2009By linking business strategy to business processing and then to IT investments, banks can maximize ROI while controlling costs and remaining competitive in the marketplace. Using Business Intelligence to Create a Competitive Advantage October 28, 2008To create a market-responsive advantage in good times as well as bad, firms can tap BI to align enterprise strategic objectives and value creation with line-of-business initiatives. Customer Centricity Important Focus for CIOs September 22, 2008 Financial Services CEOs Not as Tech-Savvy As They Say December 20, 2007Bank CEOs say they promote IT/business alignment, but many businesses fail to do so, according to a Diamond Management & Technology Consultants study. Business Intelligence Making Headway in Banks’ Profitability Efforts February 22, 2007BI solutions are evolving to integrate more tightly with banking applications -- thus helping banks to maximize IT investments as well as drive improved performance. The Rise of the Business Analyst and Other Emerging IT Roles January 01, 2007Emerging roles at FSIs put business and IT on the same page. The Rise of the Business Analyst and Other Emerging IT Roles January 01, 2007Emerging roles at banks put business and IT on the same page.