Posts Tagged IT strategy

“Digital workplace”: success involves business area uses!

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9 steps to successful strategic IT sourcing

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Network strategy and sourcing advice for a major UK water utility company

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Secure by design: taking a strategic approach to cybersecurity

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Rethinking IT disaster recovery strategy – a shift in focus for 2015

The annual ComputerWeekly / TechTarget’s “IT Priorities Survey’ for 2015, questioned 111 UK IT professionals and one of the key findings revealed that IT disaster recovery, is a key project for 45% of those questioned in 2015.  Also in the December 2014 Sheshunoff  ‘Bankers Guide to Disaster Recovery Planning’ it was stated that: ‘only 36% of banks have documented disaster recovery […]

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IT sourcing strategy – building the foundation for sourcing (1/9)

This first blog in the series of nine blogs on the sourcing lifecycle focuses on building the foundations for an IT sourcing strategy. To realise the true value of IT sourcing a robust strategy should be in place to enable consistent and structured decision-making. Decisions should be made on a proactive basis driven by the strategy and not on a reactionary basis, […]

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Rise in spending on banking innovation – but are the key opportunities being missed?

A recent Efma study has highlighted that investment in banking innovation have increased globally in 2014 compared to 2013. According to the report 61% of banks indicated that they have an innovation strategy compared to 37% in 2009. Also 49% of banks surveyed are aiming to be innovation leaders in their markets. It will not come as a surprise that […]

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When can financial institutions move core IT systems into the cloud?

The Banking Industry Architecture Network (“BIAN”) has called on the industry to move beyond technical discussions and consider which of their core IT systems banks can move to cloud platforms and share. BIAN has written a white paper identifying 280 core bank processes that could be conducted in the cloud. Hans Tesselaar (executive Director Bian) said this will help identify […]

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Regulating High Frequency Trading

The European Securities and Markets Authority (EMSA) has stated in its ‘Report on Trends, Risks, and Vulnerabilities’ that High Frequency Trading (HFT) is a market vulnerability. ESMA identified that: ‘HFT activity accounts for around 22% of value traded and 60% of orders, as measured for the sample in the period May 2013’. The value of HFT activity in 2014 is […]

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Do outsourced deals inhibit business agility?

Heathrow CIO Neil Clark recently stated that Europe’s busiest airport could consider moving away from its fully outsourced IT model and bring some of the “areas close to business agility in the digital space” back in house. Currently, Heathrow’s technology team of just over 100 operate a fully outsourced / multisourced model resulting from a strategic deal with Capgemini, due […]

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