Content tagged with Finance
posted in January 2012
iPhone 5 Could Be Game-Changer For Mobile Payments
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
Some developers are betting the next Apple iPhone will have NFC capability and pave the way for mobile payment technology to finally take off.
Oracle Loses One To HP In Itanium Saga
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
HP wins on one ruling, but a judge denies both companies' requests to seal documents tied to the ongoing HP-Oracle Itanium case. Delivers Big Service Smarts For SMBs
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
New help desk and customer service application offers social and mobile capabilities, in a simple, low-cost alternative to's Service Cloud application.
MicroStrategy Cloud, Social And Mobile Bets Pay Off
Commentary  |  1/30/2012  | 
Cloud-based business intelligence services, mobile delivery options and Facebook data-analysis capabilities help drive MicroStrategy's fast growth.
Commodity Hardware Meets Mission-Critical Apps: Success Story
News  |  1/27/2012  | 
Here's how First American Title Insurance saved $800,000 by exchanging its HP Superdome hardware for commodity x86 servers, and resisted pressure to move from SQL to Oracle database technology.
SAP Takes On Oracle Database, Salesforce Cloud
Commentary  |  1/26/2012  | 
SAP plans to build on last year's momentum in the applications, analytics, and mobility markets. Can it also challenge big rivals in the database and cloud markets?
Infor Plays Catch Up On Mobile
News  |  1/24/2012  | 
Mobile CRM and approval apps run on iPhone and iPad; supporting Infor Motion 10 platform delivered first via the cloud.
RIM Investors Give Thumbs Down On New CEO
Commentary  |  1/24/2012  | 
Stock drops after new chief Thorsten Heins said he'll stay the course laid out by his predecessors.
How ING Avoids Customization Nightmares
Commentary  |  1/23/2012  | 
ING CIO says the bank's new operations model is helping centralize more IT work, while still letting leaders react to local market needs around the globe. The ultimate goal: Make IT faster.
Cloud Pushes Further Into Financial Services
News  |  1/20/2012  | 
Early adopters' success leads investment banks, brokers, market makers, and asset managers to push more sophisticated applications into the private cloud.
6 Predictions For Business Intelligence In 2012
Commentary  |  1/19/2012  | 
A look at in-memory analysis, visual discovery, big data, mobile BI, cloud and social BI achievements in 2011 and forecasts for the year ahead.
TD Bank's Social Strategy: Start Small, Think Big
News  |  1/19/2012  | 
The bank's ambitious enterprise social networking plans started with a simple initiative that has already boosted productivity dramatically.
SAP Leads, Oracle Lags In Enterprise Apps
Commentary  |  1/17/2012  | 
Strong results at SAP, Epicor and Infor present a sharp contrast to Oracle's lagging quarterly sales.
RIM Taps Goldman Sachs To Explore Options
Commentary  |  1/16/2012  | 
Is hiring the investment firm a sign that the BlackBerry maker is ready to seriously entertain buyout offers?
CIO Profiles: Anuj Dhanda Of PNC Financial Services
News  |  1/12/2012  | 
The next big thing for this CIO? Big data and business intelligence.
Oracle Strikes At SAP Hana With TimesTen Database
News  |  1/12/2012  | 
Promising real-time performance for transactions and analytics, Oracle's in-memory database is ready for use in the Exalytics appliance.
Card Issuer Says Image-Based MasterCards Are As Good As Plastic
News  |  1/11/2012  | 
At CES 2012, CSI GlobalVCard's Erica Santiago gives a demonstration of how customers of the company can easily generate limited-use virtual credit cards that show up as an image on a smartphone or mobile device.
GE's Huge Software Ambition: 3 Key Takeaways
Commentary  |  1/11/2012  | 
GE picks Silicon Valley as the best place to innovate a new generation of software aimed at connecting industrial machines.
6 Rules To Help CIOs, CMOs Be Smart Partners
Commentary  |  1/9/2012  | 
IT and marketing too often work at cross purposes. Here's how to end bad behavior and drive more revenue.
Oracle's Bad Quarter: IT Spending Sign, Or Fusion Confusion?
Commentary  |  1/5/2012  | 
Oracle sales shortfall has Wall Street speculating whether it's an isolated problem or indicative of tighter 2012 IT spending.
8 Tech Trends To Shape Banking In 2012
News  |  1/3/2012  | 
As IT budgets finally rebound, these trends will shape tech spending in 2012 and determine banks' competitive positions for years to come.

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