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Cloud Computing Gets Real For The Enterprise

Everyone knows how cloud computing works. You log onto Amazon Web Services, pick out the resources you want to use, enter your credit card and start working. But it’s not quite the…
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Will The Apple-IBM Alliance Lead To Deeper iPhone Banking?

Yesterday’s announcement from Apple and IBM could secure Apple as the lead platform for the large enterprise, including banking and insurance. The joint announcement said: “The companies will collaborate…
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U.S. Credit Card Fraud Spikes Ahead Of EMV Secure Chip Introduction

The belated rollout of EMV security chips in credit cards in the US is expected to lead to an increase in fraud. In fact, more fraud is already here,…
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$40 Billion Hospital Supplier Links Health Innovators With Clinicians

Large organizations in many industries are actively courting startups and offering them venues to demonstrate to potential buyers and investors what they are doing. Recently I wrote about Accenture’s expansion of its Fintech Innovation lab to Asia. Last week…
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Adarsh Credit Co-Op Reaches India’s Rural Poor With Mobile Tech

Mobile phones are a key way to expand financial inclusion to rural areas across emerging markets, as M-Pesa has demonstrated in Kenya. In India, Adarsh Credit Co-operative Society…
Accenture's FinTech Innovation Lab Launches In Asia

Accenture’s FinTech Innovation Lab Launches In Asia

Accenture, which launched the FinTech Innovation Lab in New York with the Partnership Fund for New York City in 2010, has now taken the concept to Asia. There the consultancy has joined with 10 leading financial institutions to launch…
Some Banks Are Heading To The Cloud  —  More Are Planning To

Some Banks Are Heading To The Cloud — More Are Planning To

A recent survey of 29 senior technology executives at financial institutions found that cloud computing holds the potential to redefine the relationship between corporate tech departments and financial institution business…
Your New Loan Officer Is Software

Your New Loan Officer Is Software

Dave Girouard, co-founder and CEO of Upstart, has taken lessons from Google, where he spent 8 years, on the value of data in forecasting a person’s success. The company…
More Secure Credit Cards With Chips Coming To The U.S.

More Secure Credit Cards With Chips Coming To The U.S.

By the end of 2015, 70 percent of U.S. credit cards and 41 percent of U.S. debit cards will have security chips — called EMV for Europay, MasterCard, Visa — according to the Aité Group. While Europe, Canada and…
Industrializing Finance Operations For Faster View Of Results

Industrializing Finance Operations For Faster View Of Results

Financial firms such as banks, insurance companies and reinsurers will be able to close their books faster and deliver more reliable financial data earlier with Accenture’s Finance Transformation Solution developed…