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Innovation, Not Just Reputation, Is Key To Market Success

Innovation, Not Just Reputation, Is Key To Market Success

Variety may be the spice of life, but innovation drives variety. The pervasive taste of Apple would still dominate the smartphone palate if Samsung hadn’t kicked things up a notch.
International Social Sabbaticals Programs Benefit Startups In Emerging Economies

International Social Sabbaticals Programs Benefit Startups In Emerging Economies

Weather was partly cloudy for solar power startups last week. Investors in Santa Clara, Calif.-based photovoltaic panel maker MiaSolé saw no sun, as the acquisition price yielded pennies for the millions of dollars capitalists ventured last year, according…
Mobile Devices And Customer Service Make 2013 The Year Of The Consumer

Mobile Devices And Customer Service Make 2013 The Year Of The Consumer

Targeting specific customers with tailored offers will become a much bigger business in 2013, according to one SAP expert. New technology could help the decades-old…
Situational Awareness Technology Uses Big Data To Fight Terrorism

Situational Awareness Technology Uses Big Data To Fight Terrorism

An off-duty law enforcement officer averted further bloodshed last weekend when she stopped a gunman in a San Antonio cinema. The shooter had already wounded two people and fired upon a marked police car when the officer took…
Too Big To Fail Makes A “Fine” Mess For British Banks

Too Big To Fail Makes A “Fine” Mess For British Banks

Solving the too-big-to-fail problem in banking just got international. Authorities could seize a Global Systematically Important Financial Institution (GSIFI) — and dismantle it as appropriate — under a joint plan by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the…
Big Data’s Big Opportunity In The Bleak Economy Of 2013

Big Data’s Big Opportunity In The Bleak Economy Of 2013

“Companies that have embraced the future have been rewarded,” CNBC’s Jim Cramer said on Mad Money, highlighting SAP’s forward-thinking mindset — and rising stock price. “The company’s last quarter — it was fabulous — it was the best…
Dodd-Frank Stands Technically Corrected and Small Banks Lose

Dodd-Frank Stands Technically Corrected and Small Banks Lose

“People got a bit lax,” Queen Elizabeth II said last week of the time leading up to the financial crisis. “Perhaps it was difficult to foresee.”
Lighting Up Dark Pools And Dissing Dodd-Frank

Lighting Up Dark Pools And Dissing Dodd-Frank

Shadow banking may sound like the demon brainchild of Dr. Evil and Gordon Gekko, but about half of the banking system’s assets are in this mostly unregulated realm of finance. And global regulators at the Financial Stability Board recently…
Regulatory Reform: It’s The System, Not The Software

Regulatory Reform: It’s The System, Not The Software

Trading stood still on more than 200 companies Monday, as a server kept the New York Stock Exchange from publishing quotes for most of the day. Taken alone, this seems like a technical glitch.
Spending Wisely On A Big Data Strategy

Spending Wisely On A Big Data Strategy

Capital markets firms are falling behind in Big Data as industries from utilities to manufacturing successfully employ enterprise-class solutions to improve operations. But capital markets firms aren’t keeping up either because they’re too new on the block or because…