Any economic downturn sharpens the focus of senior management upon the issues that are critical to the success of the business and returning shareholder value. In the current climate, there are many hot issues for CIO’s in particular, that revolve around “Doing more with less”. CIO’s, perhaps more than any member of the board, constantly juggle the needs of the business to innovate, whilst reducing cost and still delivering seamless IT services of the highest quality. The principle of “Core v Context”, put forward by industry experts and business scholars, holds the key to success for the CIO and arguably for most growing businesses.
Today’s banks are faced with tighter budgets than ever, and they are being asked to do more with less. At the same time, they must create a positive customer experience, provide exemplary customer service, achieve competitive differentiation, and meet ever-increasing regulatory demands.
Jon Alvar Øyasæter looks at how automation could help the capital markets sector deal with the challenges ahead.
It’s been a long time coming, but recent developments mean a Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) could finally become a reality. We background the long and winding road to SEPA.
Kensington’s Stephen Hoare discusses how simplifying the role of the employee increases employee compliance, increases protection levels and delivers compelling ROI.