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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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 Glass Half Full Mentality: What do I Want to be When I Grow Up?

by Kristin Moyer  |  January 7, 2009  |  Comments Off

What’s in store for 2009 for IT in the banking industry?  Is the glass half empty or half full? We think it’s half full.  Yes, the industry will see yet more restructuring.  Some of the restructuring will be due to the financial crisis, some of it will be due to longer term forces like the [...]

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Wide Variance of Situations in the Global Banking Sector

by Kristin Moyer  |  September 22, 2008  |  Comments Off

Last week was an historic week in global finance.  What we have seen based on client discussions is that individual institutions in the banking sector have been impacted in different ways.  I see four main situations for our clients: Severe financial distress Acquiring/being acquired Under significant pressure Watching carefully  Our research team is expert at [...]

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Twelve IT Cost Containment Opportunities

by Kristin Moyer  |  September 18, 2008  |  2 Comments

The current market cycle has become much more serious this week, with virtually a complete restructuring of Wall Street and financial services in the US as we know it.  One likely fallout of this deeper, more concerning market situation will be tightening IT budgets. Most banking and investment services firms have been working to contain [...]

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Why CIOs Need to Contain Costs AND Innovate

by Kristin Moyer  |  September 17, 2008  |  1 Comment

The US government bailout of AIG is part of an historic 10 days on Wall Street that has seen American finance reshaped.  The restructuring of US finance is impacting economies around the world for many reasons, including high levels of financial integration and an almost frictionless movement of capital on a global scale. How does [...]

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Tip of the Iceberg

by Kristin Moyer  |  September 15, 2008  |  1 Comment

Just when I thought (hoped?) things couldn’t get worse, they did.  I tend to really unplug on the weekend.  I don’t generally do professional e-mail type stuff on the weekend.  I don’t even usually crack a newspaper other than to look at the headlines when I pick it up off the driveway after an early [...]

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