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Legacy IT Infrastructure - What's the Risk?

By David Potterton

From our conversations with IT professionals in financial services, we know they are facing important choices around how to deal with an aging legacy infrastructure while seeking increased technology efficiency. We at IDC Financial Insights believe this is particularly important as IT Reliability is becoming a major risk factor WW in financial services today. To find out why, watch the following short video.

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Answer: Social Business and Banking

By Marc DeCastro

Question: Name something that mixes just about as well as oil and water.

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Risk and analytics, two hot topics on Wall Street, dominated the distributed storage and open-networking discussions at last weeks' 2012 High Performance Computing for Wall Street conference in New York.

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The comments made last Thursday by Chinese premier Wen Jiabao about the monopolistic nature of lending in the mainland points to significant changes that are afoot in China's financial services, and the many more significant changes that are to be anticipated.

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What is Apple's Mobile Wallet Strategy?

By Aaron McPherson

Apple has been granted numerous patents over the last three years covering various aspects of mobile wallet technology, from NFC to SIM chip slots. However, none of these patents have yet been embodied in an actual product, and competitors are moving ahead. What is Apple's strategy here, and how will it affect the rest of the mobile payments industry?

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    Michael Versace says:
    This just popped up again.  Am interested in updating this forecast.  Would anyone be interested to renewing the model?
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    Michael says:
    25% and we're there, mark of the beast. Finally! 
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