Publications

Emerging topics and current conversations that touch and impact the Information Technology (IT) space
Preparing a long-term remote work strategy

Preparing a long-term remote work strategy

As the global economy begins to reopen, businesses around the world have begun discussing strategies to get back to work. This concept is different across all sectors. Aside from retail, hospitality and restaurants, which faced some extreme examples of the shutdown,...

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Can We Make Zelle Cool?

Can We Make Zelle Cool?

Let’s face it: people like using cool technology. They want the latest iPhone, the hottest games and the newest social platform. One can argue the relative merits of this obsession, or the need for the brightest and shiniest object, but the reality remains: everyone wants the latest, most up-to-date products and apps. Anyone who remembers moving from Myspace to Facebook knows this reality. And one of today’s “cool” apps is Venmo, the person-to-person payments app that boasts over 40 million users, 50 percent of them being millennials. That’s a big problem for Zelle®?, but it doesn’t have to be.

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Open Banking in the US?

Open Banking in the US?

Can government intervention in banking actually encourage innovation rather than restrict it? That’s the question the U.K. government set out to answer with the implementation of its Open Banking directive. This policy, which requires the country’s nine biggest banks...

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Enhancing the Customer Experience With AI

Enhancing the Customer Experience With AI

Even as artificial intelligence-based technologies continue to permeate more and more aspects of our lives, I’ve noticed a stubborn tendency among the banking old guard to focus on improving operational efficiencies rather than enhancing the customer experience. That...

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IBM MQ v8.x End of Support Options

IBM MQ v8.x End of Support Options

IBM has announced an end of support date for MQ v8.0.x. If you are still using that version it’s recommended that you upgrade to v9.1 to avoid any potential security issues that may occur in earlier, unsupported versions of MQ

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IBM Db2 v10.5 End of Support: April 30, 2020

IBM Db2 v10.5 End of Support: April 30, 2020

Are you still running IBM Db2 v10.5 (or alternately, an even earlier build)? IBM has announced an end of support date on Db2 v10.5 for Linux, Unix, and Windows. If you are still using that version it’s recommended that you upgrade to v11.1 to avoid any potential...

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