MasterCard has partnered with Microsoft to integrate its cloud-based payments platform with the tech giant’s cloud-based ERP solution, the companies said this morning. The payment platform, Simplify Commerce, will allow the more than 20,000 Microsoft Dynamics users accept online and call center payments, as well as provide automatic updates on securityRead More
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Many finanical services professionals think blockchain can be the solution to their problems. A Texas startup thinks blockchain itself is problematic, and launched a service yesterday to improve upon it. Texas-based Swirlds announced yesterday a blockchain alternative called Hashgraph, opening it up for public download and use by developers. ToRead More
BBVA has its head in the cloud. Through a partnership with Red Hat, announced today, the global bank has designed and deployed an automated cloud based on Red Hat’s OpenStack Platform. The new cloud will allow the bank to have a “highly scalable” infrastructure to support faster digital services and applicationsRead More
‘Cloud’ used to be a scary word in banking — but as the services offered by Amazon, IBM and others grow more sophisticated, both bankers and regulators are learning to love the cloud. Banks have generally been reluctant to move important information from in-house environments to the cloud, but that couldRead More
2016 will see increased investment in mobile and deeper functionality in the Internet of Things, according to two Israel-based financial services experts. Matan Bar, head of PayPal’s Consumer Product Center in Tel Aviv, noted in the Jerusalem Post several areas he expects to see change in PayPal’s areas of operation inRead More
Cloud is great. I like cloud. It’s a way to jettison some aspects of IT that allow for some very tedious things to be taken care of in a way that is simple. What’s not great is chaos, chaos is no fun, and cloud chaos is even worse because it is so easy to get […]
As emerging technologies such as mobility play an ever greater role in banking, it appears CTOs and CIOs are taking on the task of pulling banks’ often disparate lines of business closer together. At the Bank of the West, CIO Kirsten Garen has embedded senior tech execs within every lineRead More
Features or benefits will trump the technology in defining success for mobile wallets and partnerships between FIs and and startups will play a key role, according to a whitepaper released jointly by the Federal Reserve Banks of Boston and Atlanta on May 2. The paper is an update of a report initially published two years ago.Read More
According to TRAC’s research, 59% of CIOs surveyed stated the ability to increase the amount of IT resources that are available for investing in innovation and new services as their top strategic goal, while the third highest rated goal of CIOs was to reduce the cost of managing IT (48%).
The data also shows that implementing Application Performance Management (APM) strategies has a direct positive effect in both of these areas. For CIO’s, this means less headaches.
The New Year is always a time of setting goals, resolutions…and predictions. Here are my favorite 5 responses to the question: “What is most likely to change when it comes to monitoring banking applications and financial transaction management in 2013?”