Real Time Risk Management at Sibos with Cloud Trading Technologies

With only a few days to go to Sibos Toronto, today I would like to introduce you to another of Microsoft’s Sibos stand partners. Cloud Trading Technologies is an incredibly innovative financial services partner with a focus on Electronic Trading and Risk Management.  To provide some more insight to latest developments and their Sibos presence,…

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Streamlining Payments at Sibos 2011 with ProfitStars

As the countdown to Sibos Toronto continues, today I would like to introduce you to one of Microsoft’s Sibos stand partners. ProfitStars is part of Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. and is a long standing financial services partner with a focus on deposit automation and payment solutions.  To provide some more insight to latest developments…

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Countdown to Sibos 2011 Toronto

I hope those of you in the northern hemisphere enjoyed your summer and took time out to be with friends and family. Now the summer is drawing to and end, the kids are back at school, and that means one other thing: Sibos is right around the corner. Just 3 weeks to be precise! Microsoft…

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Mobile Payments and Corporate Social Responsibility

As the debate about digital wallets and mobile payment models rages in the US, many point to the very successful mobile schemes in markets such as Africa as proof positive that a mobile payments infrastructure can be sustained as a viable model. M-PESA in Kenya is perhaps the flagship model, now with over 14M accounts and…

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Abolishing Checks (Cheques)

Those of you who know me have heard that I am passionate about the game of hockey (the variety played on ice rather than grass). The NHL playoffs have just started and so this is my favorite time of year.  It’s a fast-paced game and it takes physical and mental stamina to win four best-of-seven series…

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Mobile ‘Banking’ and BI – Enhancing Operational Productivity

Hardly a day goes by without some new innovation in mobile payments or mobile banking being announced. It’s hardly surprising, as ‘consumers in control’ are demanding banks provide services that meet the capabilities of mobile devices. But the other thing one notices is the almost complete focus on consumer applications – and very little on…

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The end of cash for payments? Not so fast!

Picking up on my recent threads about mobile payments as a form factor (NFC Payments – Build It and They Will Come?), and with the current state of market buzz around mobile and alternative payments, I am certainly a strong proponent for advancing innovative payment methods for wholesale and consumer payments. We need improvements in efficiency and ease of…

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NFC Payments – Build It and They Will Come?

What is a Mobile Payment Anyway?A somewhat rhetorical question, but every day there are new startups, alliances and technology announcements about the next generation of mobile payments: most recently, NFC enabled phones. The problem with mobile payments is that everyone has a different definition of what constitutes a mobile payment!  This is complicated by different geographic expectations, mobile…

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Going Beyond ‘Five Nines’ Uptime on the Microsoft Platform

Payments processing has always demanded a high performance, and highly resiliant platfrom. This is true of Fedwire and other RTGS systems, national ACH systems, and card transaction platforms alike. As the first of these systems was implemented in the 1970s and 1980s it isn’t surprising that mainframe architectures have prevailed in this space ever since….

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