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Content tagged with Management Strategies posted in April 2007
CheckFree Is to X as Certegy Was to Fidelity National Information Services
News  |  4/27/2007
By Art Gillis Two key drivers influence the financial services tech world these days: 1) vendor consolidation and 2) integration of applications. In my opinion, both make sense and they are very beneficial no matter on which side of the fence one resides.
Sometimes Criticisms From the 50-Yard Line Are not Just Cheap Shots
News  |  4/23/2007
By Art Gillis Eleven blogs ago, I expressed my views about what a dumb idea it was for Citibank to spend billions on shortening the name of the bank and removing the red umbrella. What were they thinking? Do customers care about names and logos? Now Citi is executing a RIF to the tune of 17,000 employees. Do customers and employees care? I think they do. Put a banker back in the hot seat of Citi and I think you'll see a better run giant. It seems to work everywhere else in the banking business.
IBM Launches Banking Centers of Excellency
News  |  4/12/2007
By Nancy Feig On Tuesday, we here at the Bank Systems & Technology headquarters were treated to visit from June Felix, IBM's general manager of banking solutions. Felix was here to talk about IBM's latest endeavor, three new "Banking Centers of Excellence," which will hereafter be referred to as BCOEs.
First Data to be Acquired, Metavante to Split from M&I
News  |  4/5/2007
By Maria Bruno-Britz, Bank Systems & Technology The first week of April saw at least two significant moves involving two of the leading players in the bank tech vendor space-Denver-based First Data and Milwaukee's Metavante. The deals illustrate yet again just how volatile today's financial technology space truly is.
A Consortium of U.S. Technology and Academic Organizations Addresses the Decline in Math and Science Graduates.
Commentary  |  4/2/2007
Although information technology added $2 trillion to the economy, the U.S. lags Asia in math and science graduates; the Tapping America's Potential technology consortium aims to rouse Congress to action.

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