Author Archives: George Colwell

How Many Architects Does it Take to Screw in a Core Banking Transformation?

I was in a meeting recently and everyone at a table of 15 was some sort of architect. There was the print service architect, the enterprise content architect, the security architect, the solution architect, a technical landscape architect, and multiple enterprise architects. Trying to sort out where one architects responsibility ended and another’s began was… Continue Reading

In Search of Agility – Technology turns the table on Business

Agility…the ability to respond quickly to changing environments and demands. Historically a bank’s technology department has been seen as a roadblock to business in their search to address market, customer, and compliance demands quickly. This perception has forced technology and technology groups to transform and address agility. Besides the advances in technology that move towards… Continue Reading

In-Memory of an Eight Hour End-of-Day – Transforming Banks in Realtime

In an effort to speak to other innovations, aside from the popular mobile banking, I thought I would talk about in-memory functionality. There was a recent article in Forbes about SAP’s HANA product and the game changing power of speed in business. I was at SAP’s SAPPHIRE conference in May of 2010 when they announced… Continue Reading

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