Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Sep 30, 2019
Digital technology is changing the financial services industry rapidly with automated process, AI insights, customized experiences, new operating models and next generation applications. In such a scenario how should banks innovate and stay ahead of the game?
This e-book will provide you the best strategies and recommendations for modernizing your IT infrastructure and operations. You’ll learn how to lead disruption and manage rapid change for your bank, its operations and its customers.
Here are the five key takeaways:
• Personalize customer experiences by maximizing your data
• Borrow strategies from open banking and new business models
• Step up your security game
• Drive innovation from the inside out
• Design an agile infrastructure to support participation in new digital marketplaces
Find out more in the e-book.
FINANCIAL SERVICES’ HISTORY OF DISRUPTION
Financial Services is an industry driven by disruption. Transformative business models such as low-cost brokerages, innovative investment products like ETFs, and the huge regulatory mandates like Gramm-Leach-Bliley are but a few examples. Here are some others:
• New fintech firms such as a recent nine billion dollar investment in Ant Financial Services Group and myriad other venture capital-led fintech startups targeting well established segments across the financial services industry
• Robo-advisor services powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning intermediating financial advisors and portfolio managers alike
• Ever changing regulatory and risk management mandates, such as GDPR, Basel III, and Open Banking, transforming customer engagement and capital allocation
Read this whitepaper to learn how you can overcome these and other disruptions.
In the financial services industry (FSI), high-performance compute infrastructure is not optional; it’s a prerequisite for survival. No other industry generates more data, and few face the combination of challenges that financial services does: a rapidly changing competitive landscape, a complex regulatory environment, tightening margin pressure, exponential data growth, and demanding performance service-level agreements (SLAs).
Adobe article that condenses/highlights key findings from the Econsultancy Digital Marketing in the Financial Services and Insurance
Sector 2017 Study, an in-depth, 5000+ word report covering FSI executives’ opinions on:
– General trends in retail banking, investment banking, and insurance
– Internal structures their companies are using to execute digital transformation
– The biggest threats/disruptions in the industry
– The biggest priorities in 2017 (leaders are focusing on both customer retention and customer acquisition, mainstream is focusing just
on customer retention)
– Main sources of sales and leads (digital + mobile are steadily increasing sources)
– Digital marketing budgets & investment areas (leaders are investing more in digital marketing automation and analytics)
– Use of the cloud and AI to automate analysis and marketing
– The importance of multichannel personalization
– Innovation in the types/formats of products/services provided (leaders are focusing on i
As of May 2017, according to a report from The Depository Trust &
Clearing Corporation (DTCC), which provides financial transaction and data processing services for the global financial industry, cloud computing has reached a tipping point1. Today, financial services companies can benefit from the capabilities and cost efficiencies of the cloud. In October of 2016, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC) and the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) jointly announced enhanced cyber risk management standards for financial institutions in an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR)2. These proposed standards for enhanced cybersecurity are aimed at protecting the entire financial system, not just the institution. To meet these new standards, financial institutions will require the right cloud-based network security
platform for comprehensive security management, verifiable compliance and governance and active protection of customer data
Published By: Dell DnCP
Published Date: Nov 20, 2018
Forrester Consulting conducted a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of Dell UltraSharp monitors above 27” on their organizations. To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with this investment, Forrester interviewed one customer from the global financial services industry with experience deploying Dell monitors. This summary is based on a full TEI study, which can be downloaded here.
ENGAGE AND SATISFY FINANCIAL SERVICES CUSTOMERS
In order to stay relevant and retain today’s “always-on”, mobile customers, financial institutions must prioritize and innovate. According to a recent Akamai FinServ industry survey conducted by TechValidate, almost half of the respondents are “behind” or “slightly behind” their peers with regard to their mobile capabilities.
Download a free report with detailed findings and takeaways from the survey to find out how to maximize customer acquisition, increase retention, and drive card usage. You’ll also learn:
- Current mobile strategies and barriers to adoption
- The right metrics to measure success
- The most important factors in a mobile banking experience
The attacks and tools being used against financial
services organizations are part of a complex
ecosystem. This may seem like an obvious statement
at first glance. When you read most industry reports,
they tend to focus on a single aspect of the whole
ecosystem, as if it were unrelated to other types of
attacks. To be honest, we’ve been just as guilty of
having a myopic view of attack traffic as anyone else.
We wanted to do something different for this report.
Instead of looking at a single type of attack, we
stepped back to look at attacks against banks, credit
unions, trading companies, and other organizations
that make up financial services as a whole. Most
defenders only see a very small segment of the
overall traffic, whether they’re the target or the
vendor supplying defensive tools. The breadth of
Akamai’s products and our visibility into a significant
portion of Internet traffic allows us to research
multiple stages of the attack economy.
In the spring of 2015, the IDC organized a study on the business value Vblock systems bring VCE customers. The organizations that took part in this study ranged from 400 employees to 200,000 employees, with an average employee count of 27,113. These organizations represent a wide array of industries and countries.
The results of this study were published in the VCE-sponsored IDC white paper entitled, “The Business Value of VCE Vblock Systems: Leveraging Convergence to Drive Business Agility, May 2015”.
This report identifies the challenges faced by financial services industry today and how VCE’s Vblock Systems are being used to address them.
The financial services industry has been significantly impacted by the increasing use of technology from smartphones to wearables. This transformation in methods of transacting has enabled more personalized engagement, allowing customers to use multiple channels simultaneously to engage in seamless, multi-dimensional banking. This has also increased both the potential and complexity of creating a positive customer experience.
Resistance to change is futile. Financial services are becoming more embedded in the banking customer’s everyday life, driving unprecedented levels of change across the industry. The unfolding digital economy is ushering a new era of technology adoption in banking. From cloud to open banking APIs, these play a defining role in enabling banks to create new digital products and services, refresh the bank branch, find new customer segments, and monetize underutilized data and information assets.
The digital, connected world is fundamentally changing the dynamics of the financial services industry. Consumers expect anytime and anywhere access with a customer experience commensurate with the Internet world, while fintech start-ups disrupt established value chains, driving a need to deliver faster innovation. This is creating tremendous pressure on the network, with escalating demands for performance and agility, while cost control and compliance imperatives remain as dominant as ever. This paper looks at optimal strategies for CIOs and CTOs, exploring how the future network needs to evolve to both drive operational effectiveness and enable business change, while assessing key investment and strategic considerations for equipping the network for the digital financial institution.
"Today’s procurement leaders are using technology to achieve greater procedural and financial efficiencies, secure the best products and services, and improve vendor relationships. However with the lack of technology to boost efficiency and strengthen the partnership with vendors and employees, saving costs and speeding up procurement processes can be quite cumbersome.
Industry experts predict that successful businesses will soon become 100% digital for all transactions. The challenge is how to “go digital” in the right ways. Download this best practices paper to learn the eight important ways that procurement teams can make meaningful progress in their digital transformations. "
For decades, the financial services industry has endured constant change
and uncertainty, from the depths of a financial crisis to widespread
regulation overhauls. With the advent of more advanced cybersecurity
threats, the industry has responded with rapid digital transformation to
remain competitive while also pushing the envelope. Today, managing
and mitigating cyber-related risks not only draws government scrutiny, but
increased consumer scrutiny as well, with longstanding brand reputations
anchored to institutions’ ability to protect its most sensitive data. In a
recent survey of Americans, financial information was considered by
consumers to be their most valuable personal information, worth even
more than personal or family photos and videos. For consumers, failing
to protect their data is a grave violation of trust, to the point where 72%
would consider leaving their current financial institution if their sensitive
information was taken hostage by ransomware.1
Not only does the
The financial services industry has unique challenges that often prevent it from achieving its strategic goals. The keys to solving these issues are hidden in machine data—the largest category of big data—which is both untapped and full of potential.
Download this white paper to learn:
*How organizations can answer critical questions that have been impeding business success
*How the financial services industry can make great strides in security, compliance and IT
*Common machine data sources in financial services firms
The transformation imperative is now the imperative of the entire enterprise. The challenge to leaders of top financial services firms is to build operating models that are ready for anything. Join American Banker Editor-at-Large, Penny Crosman, and former IBM Global leader for strategy and design, Robert Schwartz, as they discuss this idea, pulling clips from a recent event for industry leaders, including: Bridget van Kalingen, IBM on redefining success with cloud, AI, quantum and blockchain Shari van Cleave, Wells Fargo on rethinking data strategies in the age of AI Bret King, Moven on rebuilding the bank from the ground up Rob Bauer, AIG on the ways to get started with transformative projects Marty Lippert, MetLife on creating space for innovation by migrating core operations off of legacy infrastructure and many more
Loop Commerce invented the $600B G-Commerce industry by building the first digital solution that makes it simple to shop for others and partnering with retailers like Target, Uniqlo, and Neiman Marcus along the way. After an acquisition by Synchrony, their deep consumer financial services experience and strong retail partnerships makes this the most exciting innovation in an always changing industry. See how the top retailers on the planet are embracing the huge customer segment shopping for others and seeing spikes in revenue because of it.
Drawing on over 30 years of financial services industry expertise, GFT is GCP’s premiere, go-to, pure play financial services partner enabling GCP services and products greater visibility and utilization within FIs across Capital Markets, Retail, Insurance, and Asset Management business segments.
Leveraging reputational credibility from long-standing relationships with top global FIs, GFT offers GCP a unique and invaluable view into pressing problems and potential solutions for the rapidly changing FS market.
Published By: MarkLogic
Published Date: Jun 21, 2017
Remember Y2K – the IT “problem” that should have brought businesses to a screeching half? Despite the hype, the preparation led to widely documented business benefits and uncovered new opportunities that transformed organizations worldwide.
Similarly in today’s highly regulated Financial Services industry, enabling GRC by integrating data from silos can be the driver for future business use cases like machine learning and anti-fraud detection services. GRC can be your catalyst for new opportunities.
Listen in as our panel of financial services experts discuss the keys to reinventing your data strategy.
How to align your GRC strategy with a business transformation agenda
How to ensure your organization’s approach to data management isn’t just a one-off solution, but a comprehensive one adaptable to changing regulations
How to navigate the increasing regulatory demands for granular data security
How to turn your compliance spend into new opportunities to earn revenue
The financial services industry is increasingly at a crossroads. Faced with mounting pressure from external forces, such a competition from FinTech companies and a more demanding client base, banks and financial services firms are working to become more customer-centric in their approach to business. However, the need to keep sensitive customer and business information secure and ensure compliance with government regulations can stymie those efforts.
The proprietary hardware so prevalent in traditional networks can’t provide what financial institutions need; a growing number, therefore, are turning to software-defined networking
The financial services industry has seen its share of disruption brought about by technology. Yet, technology also is serving as a catalyst to help financial institutions move beyond their traditional boundaries to provide expanded, more customer-centric services. For many institutions, embracing innovation from FinTech companies is part of that movement.
A growing number of banks and institutions, therefore, are taking action. But rather than fighting against the tide of FinTech innovation, many now are embracing FinTech as a way to improve their operations, update their image and increase their customer satisfaction.
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