News & Commentary
Content posted in September 2006
PayPal Pays $5.2 Million To Settle Suits
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
The eBay subsidiary also promised to streamline its user agreement and provide more information about how it's protecting users' financial data.
Four companies establish common platform for e-payment
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
Major Japanese electronic-payment players announced an agreement to share a common platform for offering their services.
BS&T Executive Summit 2006
News  |  9/26/2006  | 
Technology Is Becoming Further Intertwined With Compliance Efforts
BS&T Executive Summit 2006
News  |  9/26/2006  | 
Success of New Tech Implementation More Dependent on People's Skills Than Ever
How To Ask Your Boss For A Raise
News  |  9/26/2006  | 
Building Competitive Advantage as an Integrated Bank
BS&T Executive Summit 2006
News  |  9/26/2006  | 
Future of Payments Lies in Collaboration, Say Experts
BS&T Executive Summit 2006
News  |  9/26/2006  | 
Analytics Tools Ready to Target Profitable Customers, but Some Banks Aren't
Measure Your Risk IQ
News  |  9/26/2006  | 
It's not enough to merely assess security risks. Rather, a company must know how good these assessments are. This five-step approach lets an organization prioritize project portfolios before mitigating any risks.
Poll: Corporate Boards Value Info Over Privacy
News  |  9/25/2006  | 
Fifty-three percent of those surveyed say it's OK to follow people outside of the company and to obtain and review phone records if pretexting is legal.
Speaking the Same Language
News  |  9/25/2006  | 
Banks, corporates and nonbanks all realize the importance of payments standards. But getting all the players on the same page is easier said than done.
Driving a Common Customer Experience
News  |  9/25/2006  | 
Peter deSilva, President and COO, UMB Financial Corp., and Chairman and CEO, UMB Bank
Web Watch
News  |  9/25/2006  | 
Securing Online Purchases
News  |  9/25/2006  | 
ING Taps Arcot's 3-D Secure authentication technology.
New Products
News  |  9/25/2006  | 
Embedded Electronic Display Panel; ID Fraud Detection, Prevention; CA Accelerates ITIL Adoption
Natexis Banques Populaires Chooses SWIFT Itemfield’s ContentMaster Messaging Solution
News  |  9/25/2006  | 
Natexis Banques Populaires, USA, implements integrated solution for SWIFT messaging.
Risk and Reward: Enterprise Risk Management Technology
News  |  9/25/2006  | 
Enterprise risk management is as much about a bank's culture as it is about specific technology deployments.
H-1B Visa Foes Join To Pressure Congress
News  |  9/25/2006  | 
New sales compensation tools offer bank staff better-defined analytics and reward retail-like behavior.
Bank to Pay $50 Million for Buying Personal Data
News  |  9/25/2006  | 
Fidelity Federal Bank and Trust is ordered to pay $50 million for buying the personal information of thousands of drivers.
SWIFT Program Aims to Standardize/Streamline Service Process
News  |  9/25/2006  | 
Program streamlines and standardizes procedures for dealing with customer issues.
Executive News
News  |  9/25/2006  | 
Information Integration Key for Banks in Consumer Payments
News  |  9/25/2006  | 
Only by consolidating their payments data will banks win in consumer payments space.
PULSE and LINK ATM Networks Enter Reciprocal Use Agreement
News  |  9/25/2006  | 
PULSE-LINK deal opens ATM networks to overseas travelers.
Contactless Payments Aim to Take a Bite Out of Small Cash Transactions
News  |  9/25/2006  | 
Anniversary of Chase 'blink' cards marks year of significant growth in contactless payments.
Zions, ING Pick RSA Risk-Based Authentication Solution
News  |  9/25/2006  | 
Banks starting to see value in mutual authentication schemes.
Death of a Regulator
News  |  9/25/2006  | 
It's no secret that dealing with the growing body of regulation has become a bigger part of bank CIOs' and other technology executives' jobs (not to mention their IT budgets).
Michigan First Credit Union Uses High-Tech Banking Centers From IBM
News  |  9/19/2006  | 
CU aims to automate teller functions to offer fast, convenient services for its members.
IOMA Says Private Sector’s Anti-terror Efforts Need Work
News  |  9/19/2006  | 
Study by IOMA shows need for more investment into terror preparation by companies.
Make sure you understand the claims vendors make, including mine
News  |  9/18/2006  | 
By Art Gillis In recent years, I've been saying that my insights about core processing come from two sources: 1) assignments I have completed for 300 banks. And 2) from the annual compilation of Automation in Banking. But last week a highly respected listener said, "Wow!" when he heard the 300 bank projects I had completed. I wasn't sure if he meant skepticism or true admiration. In any event, it triggered my neurosis, so I counted the clients referenced in my 33-page c.v. and, uh oh, I c
Read it and weep (if you didn't make the cut), or draw your own conclusions
News  |  9/13/2006  | 
By Art Gillis I'm not a fan of "Top xxx Lists," except for the American Banker list of the top 25 computer consultants. This week I reviewed the Top 500 Innovators list published by InformationWeek. I wasn't sure what the criteria were until I read the back page where the editor-in-chief made certain these weren't just pedestrian outfits that get the "plenty hard work" done. The publication was "particularly picky about applying the innovator moniker." Following are the names of the 25 bank
Five Leading Payment Brands Unite to Strengthen Global Data Security
News  |  9/12/2006  | 
PCI Security Standards Council solicits involvement from payments stakeholders on data security.
News  |  9/7/2006  | 
The industry spends more than average on IT and relies heavily on business intelligence tools and wireless e-mail
The Dark Side Of SOA
News  |  9/1/2006  | 
Building a service-oriented architecture is harder and takes more time and money than expected, but businesses aren't giving up on the effort, according to a survey by InformationWeek Research.

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