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AWS and VMware vs Cisco and Google: a cloud fight worth watching
Datacenter with two Cloud storage symols

At one time in the not-so-distant past, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cisco, Google and VMware all competed against each other in the cloud market space. While AWS and Google succeeded with their cloud ambitions, Cisco, with its Intercloud platform, and VMware, with vCloud Air, failed to gain much traction

Payments round-up: 20 November 2017
flat vector for business mobile payment concept and  digital marketing with business e commerce concept

It pays to pay attention to the pacey payments precinct. Our latest round-up comprises Glint’s golden launch, BillPro’s licence and QR codes in Singapore.

European Association for Biometrics conference: easing the digital journey

Customers are impatient and friction leads to lost sales – a key takeaway from last week’s seminar on the use of “Biometrics in Banking and Payments” organised by the European Association for Biometrics.

Fintech funding round-up: 20 November 2017

Fintech funding action – featuring Xiaomi’s interest in India, Bamboo Capital Partners, First Access, Allied Irish Banks and TransferMate.

Banking Technology Magazine
Banking Technology November 2017 issue out now
Banking Technology November 2017

The latest edition of our flagship magazine – Banking Technology – is out now, packed with news, analysis and insights, case studies, research and expert commentary.

Industry Comment
Faure to fintech – what music can teach us about communicating the benefits of tech
Caroline Page, Chilli Communications

On the surface Handel or Shostakovich seem a world away from the world of finance. Yet, strange as it may seem, the similarities are there. This is because both the mechanics behind music and the technology underpinning the digital transformation are – unless you’ve had first-hand experience of either – pretty abstract concepts to understand.

Slow growth, new regulation and digitisation – driving innovation in the banking sector
Innovation

Since the global financial crisis the banking industry has witnessed three mega-trends: slow growth, digitisation and new regulation. None of these trends look likely to abate any time soon and in fact, it appears that all of them are set to intensify in the short to medium term.

Financial innovation in LatAm calls for open collaboration with start-ups

Fintech is upending the way we understand the financial sector in Latin America; financial services are experiencing deep transformations as a result of start-ups’ love for change driven by new technologies.

It’s time to pull the brake on Bitcoin

With ten years in fintech under my belt, I have seen the creation of the word itself. I have also seen the rise of various hypes, adoption of buzzwords, sky-high funding rounds, epic failures and a surprising knowledge gap in what is the world’s biggest industry.

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