Category Archives: Strategy

Reducing Complexity with Magic Quadrants in Banking

I’m always amazed at the amount of faith placed in the content of Magic Quadrants. The identification, shortlisting, and selection of solutions based on an arbitrary position in the upper right hand quadrant has become a standard practice and an easy crutch in the “mitigation of risk”. The conviction that I have seen based on… Continue Reading

Quantifying Complexity – Changing the language not the conversation

For a mature bank the ability to address new requirements comes down to one thing; agility! To be completely clear I am in no way referring to the Agile software development method. What I am talking about is transforming a bank for quickness, lightness and ease of movement. In ongoing discussions I have been having… Continue Reading

Expanding the Definition of Core Banking – The Confluence of Big Data, PFM, and Real Time Offer Management

Core banking is, for me anyway, constantly evolving. What I mean by this is what I considered to be included in the definition of core banking has continued to expand as the financial services landscape changes and business and customers demand new services, functionalities, and nontraditional sources of new revenue. More and more I see… Continue Reading

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