Kristin Moyer

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Euro Crisis: 50% of Firms Stuck Behind the Planning Eight Ball

by Kristin Moyer  |  January 20, 2012  |  2 Comments

Contributed by David Furlonger Today we conducted our Euro Crisis Webinar. 416 participants were surveyed about: Whether their enterprise had plans in place to deal with a worsened euro crisis Whether the euro crisis has impacted their IT budget Whether the euro crisis would influence investments in innovation Results of the polling revealed that 50% [...]

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Euro Crisis:Get Ready for More Regulation and Protectionism.

by Kristin Moyer  |  January 10, 2012  |  Comments Off

Contributed by David Furlonger   [ Register Now For January 19th webinar: Euro Crisis Webinar ] An interesting article appeared on Reuters yesterday: Financial repression is here and may be helpful. It discusses and supports the potential for greater control over the financial markets by governments, including a continuation of the current schemes that print more money [...]

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Euro Crisis: What is the Connection between Hypothecation and the Future of Money?

by Kristin Moyer  |  December 20, 2011  |  Comments Off

Contributed by David Furlonger On the weekend, I read a rather alarming commentary by David Stockman European Banking System is on the Verge of Collapse. While this analysis clearly highlights the fragility of bank balance sheets, it doesn’t dig deeply into the graver issue facing the Eurozone policy makers and indeed the world –  that [...]

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Can Europe Innovate Out of a Crisis?

by Kristin Moyer  |  December 13, 2011  |  1 Comment

Contributed by David Furlonger Commentators suggest over half of the companies on the 2009 Fortune 500 list began during a recession or bear market. Does this offer hope to a European market saddled with an on-going crisis and likely poor economic growth, if not recession, for several years to come? The new European Programme for [...]

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The Tragedy of the Euro Fiscal Commons

by Kristin Moyer  |  December 9, 2011  |  Comments Off

Contributed by David Furlonger As announced on the BBC (and other media outlets) today: Euro crisis: Eurozone deal reached without UK it appears on the surface as if consensus has been reached between many Eurozone countries on addressing the crisis. All but the UK whose current leader believes such a deal is not in the [...]

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The Euro Crisis – Are IT Professionals Prepared for the Fallout?

by Kristin Moyer  |  December 8, 2011  |  2 Comments

Contributed by David Furlonger Today’s WSJ suggested the Euro currency was finished: Banks Prep for Life After Euro This is another news article, in a continuing stream, that has become more intense over the last several months. The question is, are IT professionals, as opposed to economists and maybe politicians, prepared for a redenomination of [...]

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There are Plenty of Unbanked Initiatives, but are there any Real Success Stories?

by Kristin Moyer  |  July 28, 2010  |  Comments Off

The Financial Access Initiative (FAI) believes that 2.5 billion adults worldwide do not have access to formal financial products (such as savings accounts, insurance) with either a traditional (regulated bank or carrier) or alternative financial institution (such as a microfinance institution). Approximately 90% of the unbanked live in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin [...]

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Google Hack, Human Rights Issues and Financial Institutions

by Kristin Moyer  |  January 13, 2010  |  Comments Off

US President Obama, and other world leaders for that matter, have been criticized this past year for not being hard enough on China and its human rights track record (see here).  While human rights are generally viewed as a political issue, they are fast becoming a (bigger) business issue as well. Google announced a sophisticated [...]

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Blippy and the “Social Card”

by Kristin Moyer  |  December 23, 2009  |  1 Comment

A new service called Blippy let’s users share their credit card purchases on Twitter.  Each time a person makes a purchase with the cards they register with Blippy (a type of “social card”) and it tweets the cardholder name, purchase amount and merchant name. One of my colleagues saw this and said, “I know I remain [...]

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Microfinance and the East

by Kristin Moyer  |  December 10, 2009  |  Comments Off

Financial services firms in the East are effectively delivering microfinance to a population that has many living below a poverty line of $2 per day. For example, microinsurance is insurance for the poor. The poor can experience catastrophic financial disruption through the loss of such property as animals, crops and shelter. If a breadwinner dies, [...]

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