Banks Have A Variety Of Islamic Banking Platforms To Choose From

Forrester IT

The World Bank explains Islamic finance as "equity-based, asset-backed, ethical, sustainable, environmentally and socially responsible finance." Islamic banking. banking. banking platform transformation. banking platforms.

Wells Fargo’s CIO Drops The Ball

The Accidental Successful CIO

If you were the CIO of a major bank responsible for the importance of information technology, what do you think that your #1 job responsibility would be? Over at the major American bank, Wells Fargo, their CIO has just dropped the ball and their IT systems were down for two days.

Social Engineering and Phishing


Social engineering is one of the most problematic attack techniques to combat. User education is most effective at stopping a social engineer. Phishing is a type of social engineering that’s executed through unsolicited email messages. Stu Sjouwerman.

HSBC launches global social network for businesses

Computer Weekly

HSBC Bank is helping its business customers connect with potential partners through a digital hub

Research: The acceleration of Australian banks’ use of social media

Trends in the Living Networks

Financial services is one of the most industries in which the use of social media is the most relevant, not least because customer service is a critical differentiator between highly commoditized offerings. CBA and NAB reply more often, but Westpac is using retweet more than any other bank.

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A new wave of cyber attacks targets the Middle East’s banks

Computer Weekly

Hot on the heels of the Qatar National Bank breach comes a campaign employing advanced social engineering techniques

When Ideas Mate: Plotting the Convergence of Social, Cloud and Mobile in the Healthcare Space


” While these three fast-paced technologies (social, cloud and mobile) are themselves children of many years of progress, they are here to stay, evolve and generate much needed changes in our healthcare system. While the above are just a few examples of the headway we have made as an industry, in general, healthcare has been slow to drive towards the eye of this storm, which is the intersection of mobile, social and cloud. You can not be anti-social anymore.

Insights into effective social media policies

Trends in the Living Networks

Last week I was part of a panel on the SkyBusiness Technology Behind Business program discussing corporate social media policies, comprised of Peter Williams of Deloitte, Adrienne Unkovitch of Workplace Guardian, and myself. Deloitte actively encourages staff to use social networks.

Integrating social media into cross-channel customer relationships

Trends in the Living Networks

NICE Systems’ history is in providing voice recording and analytics to companies with many customer interactions, such as banks and telcos, for customer services and security. These challenges are far more difficult when social media becomes part of the mix.

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Business Today: Interview on how business can use social media

Trends in the Living Networks

Companies are networks working in a networked world - social networks are invaluable tools for them both internally and externally. Social media Technology trends Web 2.0

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Lloyds TSB pilots social media - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

» Lloyds TSB pilots social media Ross Dawson, February 26, 2008 7:30 PM US PT James Gardner, head of innovation at Lloyds TSB, writes consistently on his blog Bankervision , disclosing some of the key issues involved in innovating in a major bank.

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The potential massive social impact of gamification for weight loss and savings

Trends in the Living Networks

As such, we certainly need to apply what is being learned in the field of gamification, particularly its social aspects, to see how it can help positively change behaviors. While promoting video games might sound like a way to grow couch potatoes, UnitedHealth and several other major insurers are using concepts behind popular video games to promote wellness, encourage exercise and boost social interactions between people — and ultimately improve health outcomes and lower costs.

Ways You Can Protect Yourself from Online Identity Theft

IT Toolbox

The personal data that can be stolen includes passwords, credit card numbers, bank information, usernames, health ID, social security number and similar information

Peer-to-peer banking - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

The principle is simple – you lend to individuals at interest rates based on their credit rating, and since you’re cutting out the bank as middleman, both lender and depositer get more attractive interest rates than they can get commercially.

3 Keys for the Mobile Enterprise

CIO Dashboard

Today’s alignment of smart handhelds, information clouds , and social networking innovation can finally take the power of IT to the edge of your enterprise where it belongs. I spend a lot of time with technology executives in the consumer banking industry.

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Sell-side banks become consultants - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

As such, the emerging domain of algorithmic trading – which largely automates trade execution – is in fact providing new ways for investment banks to create high-value relationships with the clients.

6 critical issues: Why the super injunction story represents a major social turning point

Trends in the Living Networks

This is one of those seemingly small incidents on which major social turning points hinge. Their excesses led to what were probably at the time reasonable laws to limit negative social impact from their activities. That is far clearer in the case of former Royal Bank of Scotland CEO Sir Fred Goodwin, who used a super injunction to hide his affair with a senior colleague while one of the world’s largest banks slid towards bankruptcy.

Opinions May Vary On This: 4 of the worst data leaks so far this year and why you should be worried


When buying tickets online, when job-seeking, when scrolling through social media on your phone, or checking your data allowance, it may not seem it but you’re at risk of being hacked. Data leaks are nothing new but the prospect of hackers breaching our accounts to steal valuable data — or, worse still, the notion our bank […].

How to Empower Frontline Employees with Mobile Training


And their job roles could be that of a customer service executive, bank executive, in-store salesperson, receptionist, to name a few. The main attribute that these employees need to have is good social and interpersonal skills.

Crowdfunding creates a new layer of capital markets and new layers of value

Trends in the Living Networks

As the bank spokesperson noted, crowdfunding is unlikely to impact in any significant way the existing loan portfolio of banks. Almost no projects on crowdfunding platforms would have any chance of getting bank lending.

The state of social networking software for the enterprise - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

Yet social networking is not just about friends and personal networks. Applying social networks in the enterprise is a sweet spot that has massive potential value.

Photograph Leak Demonstrates Importance of Good Hygiene


Nearly every adult in the United States possesses information that would prove valuable if stolen – credit card numbers, bank account numbers, Social Security numbers, date of birth, etc. – Cyber Security News Social Media 4chan Apple Cloud Cloud storage cyber security iCloud Information security IPhone Reddit By Shannon Perry.

Links for June 22 2014

Eric D. Brown

If you’re in one of those businesses, which includes most of the health and banking sectors, you’re out of luck. The Persistent Social Media Measurement Problem: A Mini-Manifesto. Sunday Links CIO CMO data Social media Cloud security is not an oxymoron.

Futurist conversation: Ross Dawson and Gerd Leonhard on the future of money

Trends in the Living Networks

In many developing countries mobile phones are becoming the predominant banking platform. Micro-payments for content could work through social media and dominant platforms such as China’s QQ. Financial services Future of business Social media

Making the Most of Your Small Business Loan


You used to be able to walk into the nearest bank to secure a small business loan. of small businesses had their loan applications denied by BIG BANKS. Traditional Bank Loans. Ever since the Great Recession, banks have approved fewer and fewer loans. Non-Bank Lenders.

Keynote speech in India: The Future of Global Financial Services

Trends in the Living Networks

The speaker line-up includes the top executives of many of India’s major banks. Social trends: Changing attitudes and expectations. * Industry landscape: Global bank consolidation and specialization.

EMC And Big Data: An Overview - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Like many of you, I set filters on various social platforms to track topics of interest -- like big data.  consumer finance: banking, credit cards, consumer credit; manufacturing and distribution: supply chain, quality, demand forecasting, etc. Chucks Blog.

Microsoft enters enterprise social network software - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

This squarely puts Microsoft into a space – enterprise social network software – that has previously been populated by Spoke , Visible Path , Contact Networks , and Tacit.

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How to prevent your mobile app from getting hacked

Network World

Most likely, you have entertainment and gaming apps, a banking app, a few social media apps, fitness apps, and eCommerce apps to shop at your favorite stores. Trivial matter?

[VIDEO] Conversation with Gerd Leonhard: The future of Switzerland

Trends in the Living Networks

Long-established Swiss industries such as banking, chocolate, and watches are being challenged, yet the tradition specialization on which these are based could provide a platform for the future as industries and values shift. * Future of business Global economy Social trends Uncategorized

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On my 3rd Twitter birthday: 7 reasons Twitter is central to my life

Trends in the Living Networks

In contrast to most social networks, Twitter provides a space for unbounded conversation. The breadth of a person’s interests become visible, and often their fundamental social views. A decade ago I used to tell investment banks they should set up systems to let their analysts share what they were reading with the bank’s clients. Social media Social networks Twitter Web 2.0Earlier today I noticed it’s three years since my life on Twitter began.

The future of fast food: faster, more convenient, healthier, more luxurious

Trends in the Living Networks

The transition is similar to the replacement of bank tellers with ATMs, enabling faster and more efficient service. Mobile Social trends Technology trends UncategorizedOn Friday I was interviewed on the current affairs program Today Tonight about the future of fast food.

Passion and the future of work

Trends in the Living Networks

Three of us – Jean Claude Biver, Chairman of watchmaker Hublot, Zeno Staub, CEO of Bank Vontobel, and myself – gave 10 minute presentations, followed by a panel discussion between us.

Speaking at Future Forum - creating the future of the enterprise

Trends in the Living Networks

I first met Mark McCrindle when we were both part of a small team of futures thinkers engaged by a major bank for its innovation program. and how to create the future of the enterprise, including how organizations can leverage social media for competitive advantage.

Echoes of Enterprise 2.0, Part 1: Don't Re-Tweet the Revolution

Victus pro Scientia Opus -- Food for the Knowledge

Microsoft, Deutche Bank, Eli Lilly, Cisco, Avaya, etc.) , and the expertise of the presenters themselves. One presentation I found compelling was that of John Stepper , a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank. Social computing at Deutsche Bank transformed compliance processes by making them more transparent, resulting in: simpler processes (internal “customers” can help refine processes that they can see and understand), and.