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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Operational Efficiency = Disgruntled Customers

by Kristin Moyer  |  November 26, 2008  |  Comments Off

Alistair Newton here. I met with a group of bankers last week, and in the course of a conversation one of them made it clear their concerns over current attempts by banks to cut costs. Too often he said, banks’ attempts to drive operational efficiency simply have a negative impact on the level and degree […]

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The Financial Crisis: An Opportunity for Mobile Banking Services?

by Kristin Moyer  |  November 17, 2008  |  Comments Off

Christophe Uzureau and Stessa Cohen here.  What’s the commonality between banking in developed markets and banking in emerging markets?  The way customers are currently using mobile financial services. Global usage of mobile banking services remains low. Most of the current usage is to receive alerts and check account balances. This is especially valid in emerging […]

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Financial Services CIOs Between a Rock and a Hard Place

by Kristin Moyer  |  November 3, 2008  |  Comments Off

Peter Redshaw and Alistair Newton here.  A recent Gartner meeting for financial services executives in London highlighted just how difficult it is for CIOs to contain costs whilst meeting IT demands. Finding ways to cut costs and – simultaneously – to help maintain or generate income is an acute dilemma for them. As attendees from […]

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Acceleration of Democratization and Bifurcation

by Kristin Moyer  |  October 24, 2008  |  Comments Off

Jay Wolstenhome here.  The continuing decline and turmoil of investment banks and broker-dealers accelerates the democratization of capital markets and the bifurcation of the financial industry. The result will be consumer choice on the top level with commodity utility processing below. On one side of the bifurcation, the inevitable shake-out of hedge funds along with […]

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