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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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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Tired of hearing about pandemics yet? Just wait…

by Kristin Moyer  |  July 14, 2009  |  1 Comment

Rick DeLotto here—with apologies in advance for sounding like a broken record on a subject you are all probably tired of already, pandemic planning.  There has been some serious bad news recently that should be worked into your response scenarios, though they just haven’t drawn much press: On July 13 researchers at the University of […]

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Review your Pandemic Plan… and wash your hands.

by Kristin Moyer  |  April 27, 2009  |  2 Comments

Rick DeLotto and Roberta Witty here with some thoughts on the Influenza Uproar… please note that, as of this writing, no epidemic or pandemic has been declared. First, don’t panic— if you are a US bank you should already have a written and tested pandemic plan in place.  We suggest you review it, check your […]

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PHYSICAL security counts, too…

by Kristin Moyer  |  March 26, 2009  |  Comments Off

Rick DeLotto here again—I am not trying to raise fear, uncertainty and doubt (this time) —just a bit of caution. I just read a news report that the home of a former executive of a failed European bank was attacked and vandalized by what was described as an “anti capitalist group”.  Windows were broken on […]

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Do layoffs threaten your business continuity plans?

by Kristin Moyer  |  March 12, 2009  |  2 Comments

Rick DeLotto again… with a follow-up to my recent bloggings on how the Downturn is affecting business continuity in banking.  I just caught up with the Challenger Grey and Christmas estimates on US financial services layoffs in 2008… over 260, 000!  (http://www.challengergray.com/press/Financial%20Cuts%20Breakdown.pdf) Most of my research relating to this “slow disaster” is how it will […]

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Impact of the Fiscal Squeeze on your City affects your banks’ BCP…

by Kristin Moyer  |  March 10, 2009  |  Comments Off

Rick DeLotto here again—and I have got to stop watching the morning news.   Here in the US—and maybe in a lot of places– the chances are very good that your local governments are either actually, or contemplating, running out of money.  Their next, inevitable step is making drastic cutbacks in the provision of emergency […]

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