How Financial Institutions Can Meet the Demands of Data StorageJune 26, 2013For financial institutions looking to cut costs, data centers that only scale to a single-petabyte and are made up of expensive servers will only inhibit business goals. Making the shift to a horizontally-scaled system, that distributes data evenly across lower energy hardware, benefits organizations by reducing costs and increasing performance.
The Core Systems DilemmaDecember 10, 2012Banks looking to upgrade or replace legacy core systems have a choice: Do it all at once or gradually. Many factors go into deciding which is better for a specific bank.
Risks and Rewards of Disaster Recovery in the CloudNovember 02, 2012Compliance considerations and clear benefits in terms of recovery speed and cost are driving community banks to move their disaster recovery centers to the cloud. But some larger banks are hesitating to follow that path.
Cloud Growth: Strategy, Not Cost-CuttingOctober 30, 2012Adoption of cloud and as-a-service computing models is accelerating in banking. While costs-savings may be the primary driver, increasingly the cloud is seen as a means of innovation and competitive advantage.
How Has the Banking Industry Changed in a Decade?September 09, 2011The banking industry survived, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, only to be confronted in 2008 with the challenges of the global financial crisis. Both events, along with some key technology developments, shaped the financial services industry in which we work t
The Building Blocks of Data Center TransformationJuly 01, 2011The building blocks of data center transformation are automation, virtualization and cloud computing. But reinventing the data center with these technologies begins with an IT transformation.