Research shows that today’s business goals are centered on reducing costs, strengthening customer relationships and improving financial management. The biggest challenges to achieving these goals are lack of skills and investment funds, and inadequate linkages between the IT environment and how business processes are managed. Read this analyst report to see why enterprises are turning to managed services to help overcome these challenges so that they can optimize the value of their IT investments and achieve their corporate objectives.
Enterprises of all sizes must defend against online attackers. While security threats continue to evolve, organizations often lack the personnel and financial resources required to protect online systems. Read this service profile to learn how IBM Managed Security Services can help you protect your security investment while reducing the cost and complexity of your security operations. Find out how IBM combines industry-leading tools, technology and expertise with flexible, scalable packaging to meet a broad range of security solution requirements.
Published By: SugarCRM
Published Date: May 27, 2014
Learn how Hilco created more consistent, extraordinary customer experiences across 25 business units by using Sugar as a centralized platform. With Sugar in place, the provider of asset appraisal and other financial services for global brands was able to streamline processes and increase sales 20%.
Published By: Brainshark
Published Date: Oct 16, 2013
Banking, insurance, securities and investment firms are challenged to keep employees, broker dealers, investors and others current in a world of constant change. Enabling video and mobile communications is the most efficient way to clearly communicate and stay ahead of competitors and changing regulations. Discover how 8 out of the top 10 US financial institutions use Brainshark communications to increase compliance, decrease risks, and lower the costs of communications.
Financial Services firms are moving into a new phase in the evolution of communications oversight and face challenges ranging from new and changing regulations to employee privacy. Learn how legal, compliance and IT professionals are managing compliance and e-discovery for email, Web, IM, social media, enterprise social networks, corporate issued mobile devices and the bring your own device (BYOD) trend.
Learn how Isbank, Turkey’s largest bank, dramatically reduced testing times for Functional Testing automation from 6 man-days to a few hours. Read about the benefits of adopting an Application Lifecycle Management approach to improve software quality, automate testing processes and safeguard mission-critical applications while supporting growth.
Discover, map, and optimize assets to streamline global data centers, speed audits, slash costs: Using HP’s Business Services Management portfolio, GE Capital has realized an $8 million annual savings through data center consolidation. Find out how they addressed their key IT challenges of data center simplification, asset management and capacity management. GE Capital is the financial services unit of the American conglomerate General Electric. GE Capital provides commercial lending and leasing, as well as a range of financial services.
The technology landscape in the financial services sector is vast, ranging from cutting-edge to mission-critical, each having an impact on the industry as a whole. Customer-facing services and back-end operations alike are seeing real benefits from innovation, including greater efficiencies and higher levels of customer satisfaction.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Apr 02, 2015
Trust and consumer confidence is the foundation upon which the Internet has been built. Leading commerce and financial services companies worldwide have long used Secure Socket
Layer and Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) technologies to secure customer communications and transactions.
But with the rise of Web 2.0 and social networking, people are spending more time online and logged in, and they are communicating much more than just their credit card numbers. Unfortunately, Web security practices have not always kept pace with these changes. Many organizations use the SSL/TLS protocol to encrypt the authentication process when users log in to a website, but do not encrypt subsequent pages during the user’s session. This practice is risky because it leaves website visitors vulnerable to malicious online attacks, and can result in millions of users being unknowingly exposed to threats simply by visiting a trusted website.
This white paper discusses the imperative need for Always On S
Forrester Research has just completed a Total Economic Impact study for a large financial services institution to quantify the actual return on investment for service virtualization. Read Forrester’s analysis to learn how service virtualization is eliminating testing bottlenecks and significantly reducing the cost of testing.
In this inforgraphic, we are going to show you the possibilities with modernised, optimized data infrastructure. In doing so, we aim to bring you ideas about how you can bring your own data-driven business vision to life, focusing on the outcomes that matter most to you.
In essence, we will be discussing five main industries and the possibilities for modernized data infrastructure. We will be displaying how Banking and Financial Services, Telecommunications, manufacturing, healthcare and retail can use data, analytics and automation to optimize their business, therefore bringing about a competitive edge which previous appeared unimaginable. Using data correctly, most importantly building proper data infrastructures, can be the driving force behind obtaining a competitive edge.
Data is your story. And it’s our story, too.
In its quest to continue increasing market share, American Financial Services (AFS) began to realize the importance of a solid analytics package to help develop and track a list of targeted keywords in several pay-per-click search engines. Additionally the highly competitive nature of their most popular keywords was creating a considerable marketing challenge.
This paper provides an overview of opportunities and benefits of business communications integration and includes two "before and after" scenarios - one in financial services and one in healthcare - that demonstrate how IBM clients have benefited from integrated business communications.
Financial services companies face an array of demanding and ongoing challenges—global competition, mergers, acquisitions, converging service offerings, and an imperative to build and maintain customer loyalty. This white paper explores the landscape of operational risk in the financial services industry, and suggests ways an IBM Maximo IT asset management solution can reduce IT and operation risk while adding strategic benefits.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Feb 05, 2008
The financial services industry deals with a commodity that is primarily electronic — money. Consequently it spends more per employee on IT than any other industry. Despite this, there is a worrying tendency for information that should be confidential to end up in the public domain. Why is this and what can be done?
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Apr 08, 2009
Monitoring, measuring and reporting on the financial health of an organisation is a basic need that requires effective tools and processes to optimise the end result. Underpinning this is the requirement for planning capabilities, utilising scenario and what if analysis with simulations and other forward looking capabilities. The new primary research presented in this report shows that most organisations still have much to do.
Published By: Actimize
Published Date: Oct 10, 2007
According to the results of Actimize's 2007 Employee Fraud survey, which was managed by Infosurv, an independent research company, financial services institutions know that they have a significant and growing problem with employee fraud and are not fully prepared to handle the threat as attacks from organized crime, dissatisfied staff and financially distressed employees become more sophisticated.
This document describes how Likewise and Microsoft Active Directory can foster compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, a set of requirements for businesses that process payment card information. Developed by Visa, American Express, Discover Financial Services, and other members of the PCI Security Standards Council, the standard sets forth policies, procedures, and practices to protect customer account data. The standard includes specific requirements for strictly controlling access to customer data, authenticating business users, monitoring access, maintaining a secure network, and auditing system resources. Likewise integrates Linux, Unix, and Mac OS X workstations and servers into Active Directory, providing the basis to assign each user a unique ID for authentication, authorization, monitoring, and tracking. Likewise also provides group policies for non-Windows computers so that their security settings and other configurations can be centrally managed in the same way as Windows computers.
The data security challenges for financial services providers—from the solo accounting professional to the midsize accounting firm to world’s largest corporation, from CPAs to CFPs to credit counselors—have never been as challenging as they are in today’s turbulent times. And although the large data breaches at the most recognizable companies receive the most publicity, small companies and solo offices can also be victims, according to the Better Business Bureau.
The data security challenges for financial enterprises have never been as challenging as they are in today's turbulent times. Not only must financial enterprises comply with regulations such as SOX, GBLA and PCI along with a multitude of state regulations concerning customer privacy and electronic data security, they must also guard against the staggering costs—both tangible and intangible—that a security breach can incur.
Financial institutions (FIs) must support the channels and services that consumers demand in order to remain competitive with each other and with disruptive competitors. To that end, supporting account opening, delivering new transactional features, and facilitating payments through digital channels have become table stakes. Unfortunately, the speed and convenience that these capabilities afford is a benefit to consumers and fraudsters alike. To successfully prevent fraud while retaining the benefits of offering digital financial services, FIs must understand how fraudsters are exploiting these capabilities and fight fraud with customer experience in mind.
The financial collapse of 2008 had the greatest impact on the financial services industry since World War II, resulting in consolidation and extensive regulation. The crisis coincided with increased competition from emerging economic powers, nonbanks and fintech organizations. Consumer behavior, from the adoption of mobile banking to P2P payments, forced banks to retool and respond with innovative products and investments in new delivery channels. Technology changed rapidly as well. In the capital markets, trading became fully automated, with pricing, risk decisions and settlement across exchanges made in milliseconds
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