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Content tagged with Management Strategies posted in August 2008
KYV--Know Your Vendors
News  |  8/26/2008
When it comes to data breaches, it seems the hits just keep on coming. I ran across this somewhat disturbing story in the UK's Daily Mail in which a computer was sold on eBay containing the personal information on thousands of UK banking customers from NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland and American Express.
Bremer Bank is a Perfect Example of How to Succeed in Banking-Tech-wise, That Is
News  |  8/22/2008
DISCLAIMER: I don't believe I had ever heard of Bremer Bank, and I know I never talked to anyone there. Fiserv doesn't know about this blog unless they read it today. ITI never sends me news about their conquests even though their sub, Precision Computer Systems, sends the nicest notices-"Look what we sold this quarter." CheckFree wasn't big on news as an independent company, so now Fiserv solved that problem. And, folks, I was having root canal work on August 12th when the press release about B
Has the Document Management Revolution Really Eliminated Manual Processes?
Commentary  |  8/22/2008
Technology has transformed the tools office workers use to do their jobs. But how much has really changed since the '60s?
Sun National SVP Valletta Adds CIO to His Role
News  |  8/21/2008
Angelo J. Valletta's new CIO title comes with added oversight of the bank's ATM and wholesale technologies.
Comerica EVP and CIO John Beran Balances IT and Operations
News  |  8/21/2008
A philosophy of empowering employees with responsibility in an effort to build competencies has helped to make Comerica one of the "Best Places to Work in IT."
The Remaking of Cobol?
News  |  8/18/2008
I recently posted a blog about a sticky situation going on in the California government that, in part, deals with the difficulty in updating its payroll system because it runs on Cobol. I commented on how similar this situation sounds to what many financial institutions are experiencing. And I received some very interesting e-mails and comments. If what readers are telling me is correct, Cobol is alive and kicking.
Compared to Lawyers, Other Professionals are Slackers
News  |  8/11/2008
Put your lawyer jokes away, folks. I have worked for 22 law firms as an expert witness, and I have seen how smarts and hard work pay off. The midnight oil has burned a few times for me as a consultant, but lawyers have demonstrated a new meaning for "hard work." There's no bias in this message. The lawyers found me. I didn't know them. Do my impressions represent the total population of lawyers? Of course not. I can only speak about 22 experiences, but that's enough for me to establish a very hi
Bruce Livesay Takes Helm of Revamped First Horizon IT Team
News  |  8/8/2008
Former Regions Bank SVP Bruce Livesay replaces the retired Patrick Ruckh as CIO, joining two new deputy CIOs.
Speed Is Everything for Texas De Novo
News  |  8/6/2008
FIS technology package puts de novo Independent Bank of Austin on the fast track to success.
Small Bank Tech Companies Pack a Strong Wallop
News  |  8/1/2008
There are 60 bank tech companies in Automation in Banking - 2008; 32 percent of them are small companies (six to 52 employees). The criteria used for entry (all companies) were subjective: • Some were included because they are ubiquitous. Five company names appear somewhere in the total Financial Institutions population of the U.S. • Some were included because they offered a specialized product or service that's in demand. • Some were included because their category was defined

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