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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Pay careful attention to the proposals, but hold on to your wallet.

by Kristin Moyer  |  June 23, 2009  |  Comments Off

On 17 June 2009, in a report titled “A New Foundation: Rebuilding Financial Supervision and Regulation,” U.S. President Barack Obama called for “a sweeping overhaul of the financial regulatory system.” (see http://www.ustreas.gov/news/index1.html).  Under the proposal, the federal government will assume a new role as a systemic risk regulator, with increased authority over a wide range […]

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Whole New Meaning of the Business Value of IT

by Kristin Moyer  |  September 30, 2008  |  1 Comment

David Furlonger here.  We have been discussing the restructuring of the industry for some time – in fact in 2006 we predicted the demise of at least two of the top bulge houses due to unsustainable business models and excessive leverage.  The question is what kind of restructured picture will emerge. Our financial services scenario […]

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Amazing Scenes in Mumbai

by Kristin Moyer  |  September 29, 2008  |  1 Comment

David Furlonger and Vinny Oliva here.  We are visiting clients in Asia and are currently in Mumbai.  Not immune to panic, the market here is certainly concerned about the continuing bad news from the US.  Particularly concerned is the IT services sector who have an over exposure to the financial services market. It is clear […]

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Some Banks Have the Opportunity to Make Lemonade out of Lemons

by Kristin Moyer  |  September 24, 2008  |  2 Comments

Rick DeLotto here.  I have been hearing a lot of chatter recently that the “increased wallet share” model is breaking down as customers limit themselves to one FDIC-insured account per bank per family, rather than the maximum… unless their confidence in the banking system as a whole is utterly shaken they will be looking for […]

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