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Technology Partnerships: Creating New Avenues Of Revenue

There’s no question that financial institutions need cutting-edge technology to support growth. However, there is also no question that technology is not their core business. Therefore, it makes sense for them to partner – or even acquire – financial technology companies, which brings us to the topic of unicorns. What do unicorns have to do […]

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Banks Might Not Have To Cover Fraudulent Activity

I recently received a letter from American Express, warning me about a data breach that occurred with a third-party service provider several years ago. Although the letter doesn’t name the company who suffered the breach, it does mention that I’ve done business with them. The letter goes on to say American Express will continue to […]

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Smart Machines: Putting Tech To Work For You And Your Clients

Smart machines, which encompasses a group of cognitive computing technologies such as advanced machine learning, natural language processing, and prescriptive analytics to make decisions and solve problems without human intervention, have been receiving more attention in recent years due to the rise and success of solutions like IBM’s Watson. A smart application learns and adapts […]

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Cloud: Delivering Business Value While Reducing Costs

The cloud is not new, but it remains incredibly important. Yes, leaders at financial services institutions continue to worry about the cloud’s ability to meet their strict security and privacy requirements. However, threats like cyberattacks are not stopping them from moving to the cloud. There are simply too many more advantages to operating in the […]

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Digital: Engaging With Clients On-The-Go

If there is one trend making more headlines than cybersecurity, it is digital. In a world in which people are now performing more searches on their mobile phones than on their computers, it is no surprise that financial institutions with legacy business models and strategies are flocking to adopt new technology that meets the expectations […]

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BI And Analytics: Driving New Value For You And Your Clients

Understanding your clients is paramount. The more you know about them, the more effective you can be at winning their business. For the fifth year in a row, Gartner reports that business intelligence (BI) and analytics has remained the number one priority for financial services companies. In fact, the research firm forecasts that the BI […]

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The Number One Goal Among Executives In Financial Services

We periodically take a closer look at the trending topics we are seeing in the financial services based on the work we are doing with clients, and the conversations we are having with industry leaders. According to Gartner, growth is the number one goal among senior-level executives in the financial services industry. How can they […]

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The Effect Of Anonymous’ Operation Icarus On Financial Services

Anonymous, an international network of hackers, recently pledged to take on the financial services industry in a 30-day cyberattack campaign called “Operation Icarus,” more commonly referred to online as #OpIcarus. While the information about the group’s plan is somewhat spotty, various videos (purportedly, the group’s very own) and news articles indicate that the group is […]

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Top 5 Life Sciences Blog Posts From April 2016

Now that May is here, I thought it would be neat to look back at what our readers found most interesting last month. Below are the top five blog posts Perficient’s life sciences practice wrote in April – they’re ranked in order of popularity, with number one being the most viewed piece. From Laptops To Tablets: Eli Lilly Bought […]

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Keeping Data Secure In Life Sciences

In 2015, companies in all industries experienced data security breaches. From Anthem, one of the nation’s leading health benefits companies, to the UCLA Health System, all the way to Hzone, a matchmaking mobile application for HIV positive singles, no company was safe from a data breach. Increasing data privacy and security is a trend that […]

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3 Benefits Of Vanguard’s Voice Verification Feature

The next time you call Vanguard, your experience might be very different. One of the world’s largest investment management companies, with more than $3.2 trillion in global assets under management, has implemented voice verification technology. With voice verification, Vanguard can verify your identity simply by the sound of your voice. 

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4 Major Threats In Financial Services This Year

  Every industry experiences cybercrime, but possibly none more than the financial services space, with an average annualized cost of $13.5 million. In last month’s newsletter, the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) shared several threats to look out for in 2016. While most are not new, the number of occurrences continue to […]

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#HIMSS16 Perspective- Interview with Dr. Luis Saldana, CMIO, THR

A week from today more than 40,000 healthcare leaders, enthusiasts and educators will land in Las Vegas for the annual HIMSS conference. As we do our best to prepare for the event I wanted to take sometime to get some different perspectives on HIMSS. Dr. Luis Saldana, was kind enough to take some time to […]

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4 Security Takeaways From The FBI

As IT consultants, we’re pretty sure that we’re smart enough to recognize phishing attacks against us. We all get emails asking us to open invoices, confirm our bank account information, or perform other actions designed to separate us from our credentials and our money. But according to a consultant specializing in penetration testing, 40% of us will still […]

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The Year in Review | Top 10 Consumer Markets Posts of 2015

As we are deep into prime shopping season, we’d like to take a moment to look back at the extraordinary year 2015 has been. With mobile, personalization, security and digital disruption, there was no shortage of change in the industry. Here were our top ten posts of the year:   Ten | 4 Lessons in […]

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Top 2015 Trends Influencing the Consumer Markets Industry

From commerce to personalization to cybersecurity to the customer experience, the consumer markets industry is experiencing a huge transformation this year driven by these types of trends. Organizations must transform complex data into seamless and simple operations all while gaining customer insights and services responses. Consumers are more connected than ever due to mobile, social […]

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2015 Consumer Markets Trend: Cybersecurity/Retail Fraud

Cyber attackers secured more than 61 million records in the 2014 year, providing a growing increase in concern among consumers regarding the security of their personal finances, intellectual property and personal identity. A few years ago, consumers had only to worry about the safety of their credit card or bank card safety.  With the use […]

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6 Risk and Compliance Trends to Watch in 2015

There will undoubtedly be a wide range of financial services predictions and banking trends that will surface throughout the year which will make planning your organization’s top priorities in 2015 increasingly difficult. However, one thing is certain – risk and compliance continues to move to the top of the executive’s agenda. As financial institutions continue to experience an onslaught of cybersecurity threats, […]

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Six Key Things for Delivering Secure Data in Financial Services

While attending a recent Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA) seminar in New York, I participated in a discussion with other members (financial institutions) and service providers around the topic of data security. I think it’s safe to assume that everyone acknowledged the cost of handling a data breach far outweighs the cost of proactively securing data […]

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